Award of grants 2017-18 Round 2

06 February 2018

Ofcom's Community Radio Fund Panel (‘the Panel’) met on Tuesday 16 January to consider applications in the second round of funding for 2017-18.

The Panel went through 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:

  • 45 applications for grants were considered
  • The total amount of funding requested in these applications was £696,830
  • 17 applicants were awarded grants which totalled £257,080
  • 28 applicants were not awarded a grant

The grants awarded ranged from £5,000 up to £21,190 for individual positions, with an average of £15,122. A summary of the awards is at the end of this statement.