The first round of the Community Radio Fund 2019-20 has opened for applications from eligible stations. The fund is to support community radio licensees in the UK to fund the core costs of running a community radio station.
The average grant is around £16,500.
Eligible expenditure will be that related to core functions including:
- Fundraising to support the station (eg grants and commercial funding).
- Financial management and reporting.
- Community outreach.
- Volunteer organisation and support.
The funding is intended to help further a station’s financial stability and future sustainability. Therefore proposals to promote long-term financial security and posts which could become self-sustaining are viewed more favourably than applications for other support roles.