Award of grants 2015/16 Round 1

07 July 2015

Ofcom's Community Radio Fund Panel met on Tuesday 23 June 2015 to consider applications in the first round of grant awards for 2015/16.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) confirmed the total of £377,000 for the Community Radio Fund for 2015. The amount awarded in this first round of grants was £160,782, which leaves £216,218 for the second round of funding later this year.

In summary, at the meeting:

  • 42 applications for grants were considered
  • The total amount of funding requested in these applications was £822,034
  • 12 applicants were awarded grants which totalled £160,782
  • 30 applicants were not awarded a grant

The Panel reviewed each application and awarded funding based on the information provided, and with reference to the Community Radio Fund guidance notes. The Panel’s decisions were to make a full award, a partial award or not to award any funding.

The average grant in this round was £13,398; the size of award ranged from £4,500 to £21,150. A table setting out the awards is at the end of this statement.