Ofcom spreads the wealth
Ofcom has awarded a total of £215,894 to 15 community radio stations in the latest round of grants.
Whilst 15 were lucky, 41 stations which appied were turned down for funding at this stage. The average grant in this round was £14,392, with Ofcom giving priority to those stations which had not previously received an award.
The largest of the awards was to Preston FM for a Business Development Manager (joint bid), for a total of £29,000. The smallest grant (£9,024) was given to Phoenix FM in Brentwood for a Fundraising Manager.
Other stations which were awarded funds includes Afan FM, Boundary Sound, Halton Community Radio, Tameside Radio and Vixen 101.
Click here for a full list and further reading about why Ofcom awards grants to particular applicants.