Award of grants 2023-24: Round 1

01 August 2023

Ofcom’s Community Radio Fund Panel (‘the Panel’) met on Tuesday 11 July 2023 to consider applications in the first round of funding for the 2023-2024 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:

  • 53 applications for grants were considered;
  • The total amount of funding requested in these applications was £1,064,691;
  • 13 applicants were awarded grants which totalled £213,433 and
  • 40 applicants were not awarded a grant.

The grants awarded ranged from £5,300 up to £25,802 for individual positions, with an average of £16,418. A summary of the awards is at the end of this statement.