Award of grants 2022-23: Round 1

21 July 2022

Ofcom’s Community Radio Fund Panel (‘the Panel’) met on Wednesday 13 July 2022 to consider applications in the first round of funding for the 2022-23 financial year.

The Panel considered each application and awarded funding based on the information provided, and with reference to the Community Radio Fund (‘the Fund’) guidance notes. For each grant bid the Panel decided whether to make a full award, a partial award or not to award any funding.

At the meeting:

  • 47 applications for grants were considered;
  • the total amount of funding requested in these applications was £757,370;
  • 18 applicants were awarded grants which totalled £242,395; and
  • 29 applicants were not awarded a grant.

The grants awarded ranged from £4,320 up to £18,955 for individual positions, with an average of £13,466. A summary of the awards is at the end of this statement.