HomeInsightsOfcom announces emergency funding to support community radio stations

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Community radio stations will soon be able to apply for emergency funding to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.

The Government has announced that the £400,000 Community Radio Fund is to be redirected to help struggling stations meet core costs of providing vital programming to local communities during the public health crisis.

As administrator of the fund, Ofcom has published the application form and guidance notes for those stations who wish to apply for an emergency cash grant. This includes the eligibility criteria and information on the application and award process.

The window for applications opens on 4 May 2020 and closes at 5pm on 11 May 2020. To access the application form and guidance notes, click here.