Award of grants 2017-18 Round 1

19 July 2017

Ofcom's Community Radio Fund Panel (‘the Panel’) met on Tuesday 20 June 2017 to consider applications in the first 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 guidance notes. The Panel also considered the new Welsh language standards when reviewing the funding requests from those applicants based in Wales. 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:

  • 39 applications for grants were considered
  • The total amount of funding requested in these applications was £702,410
  • 10 applicants were awarded grants which totalled £142,920
  • 29 applicants were not awarded a grant

The grants awarded ranged from £2,160 up to £19,717 for individual positions, with an average of £14,292. A summary of the awards is at the end of this statement.