Ofcom gives out £250k to community radio

Grants totalling £249,639 have been given out by Ofcom to 16 community radio stations, with 29 applicants being rejected in the latest round.

Ofcom says the average grant in this second round was £15,602 with the size of award ranging from £9,880 to £27,428.

ofcomThe highest amount was given to Oldham Community Radio for a project to create a resource to help the sector to improve its training and revenue from training.

The lowest amount was for two part time posts at Flame in Birkenhead, a part time programme manager and part time technical manager, both being paid just under £5,000 each.

In giving out the money from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Ofcom notes proposals for posts to promote long-term financial security and which could become self-sustaining were favoured by the Panel, rather than applications for other support posts, even if they were considered core station functions.

Applications for the next round will be invited on April 9th 2013 with a closing date of May 8th.

The full list of awards can be found here.

Posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 1:48 pm by RadioToday

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