Award of grants 2019-20 Round 2

14 February 2020

Ofcom's Community Radio Fund Panel ('the Panel') met on Tuesday 21 January 2020 to consider applications in the second 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.

An additional £30,448 was added to the 2019-20 funding from DCMS prior to the decision meeting and was allocated during the meeting.

At the meeting:

  • 40 applications for grants were considered;
  • The total amount of funding requested in these applications was £769,632;
  • 15 applicants were awarded grants which totalled £245,408; and
  • 25 applicants were not awarded a grant.

The grants awarded ranged from £8,424 up to £20,568 for individual positions, with an average of £16,360.53. A summary of the awards is at the end of this statement.