Award of grants 2019-20 Round 1

01 July 2019

Ofcom's Community Radio Fund Panel (‘the Panel’) met on Tuesday 25 June 2019 to consider applications in the first round of funding for 2019-20.

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:

  • 32 applications for grants were considered;
  • The total amount of funding requested in these applications was £675,182
  • 11 applicants were awarded grants which totalled £182,236; and
  • 21 applicants were not awarded a grant.

The grants awarded ranged from £6,830 up to £34,320 for individual positions, with an average of £16,567. A summary of the awards is at the end of this statement.