Ofcom has opened the first round of the 2021-22 Community Radio Fund, with DCMS providing £400,000 for this financial year.

In 2020-21, grants were provided as emergency cash funding to support stations facing severe financial difficulty due to the Coronavirus outbreak. For 2021-22, the Fund will return to supporting the core costs of running Ofcom-licensed community radio stations, as set out in the guidance notes. Applicants should read the guidance notes in full before submitting an application.

Licensees that hold a Community Digital Sound Programme (C-DSP) licence are eligible to apply for the Fund if the station is broadcasting on a digital radio multiplex at the date of their application.

Full details including the application form and guidance can be found here

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