DCMS allocated £400,000 to the Fund for the financial year 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.
In addition, DCMS allocated a further £30,448 to the Fund for the second round. As a
result, £430,448 was available for the year.
The Panel met twice during the year to consider applications for grant awards, in June
2019 and January 2020.
Summary of payments
In the first round, grants totalling £182,236 were awarded to 11 stations.
In the second round, £245,408 worth of grants were awarded to a further 15 stations.
Over the two funding rounds, 72 applications were considered, asking for a total of
£1,444,814 (£675,182 in the first round and £769,632 in the second round). There were five applicants who applied in both rounds, two of which were successful in the second round.
Grants over the course of the year ranged from £6,830 to £34,320, with an average
payment of £16,447.85.