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Community Radio Fund

The Community Radio Fund helps to fund the core costs of running Ofcom-licensed community radio stations. For 2020-21, grants have been provided as emergency cash funding to support stations facing severe financial difficulty due to the coronavirus (“Covid-19”) outbreak.

The Community Radio Fund is currently closed for applications. We do not expect to hold another round in 2020-21.

Grants can only be made to community radio licensees in the UK, who are broadcasting under a community radio licence. Applications from eligible licence-holders may be submitted in Welsh. Any application submitted in Welsh will be treated no less favourably than an application submitted in English.

For further information, please contact Ofcom's Community Radio Fund team at

Grant report form

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End of year reports

Ofcom Annual Report on Community Radio Fund 2019-20 (PDF, 240.5 KB)

Adroddiad Blynyddol Radio Cymunedol 2019-20 (PDF, 278.5 KB)

Older end-of-year reports are available via the National Archives.

Older awards of grants are available via the National Archives.