Building on the success of the Audio Content Fund (ACF) in 2019 – in which £656k was distributed to 25 projects – the ACF is pleased to announce their funding timeline for 2020, for which the grant budget is set at £1,000,000 .
In the spirit of the pilot project the ACF is part of, the aim in 2020 remains to distribute those funds as widely as possible, whilst also exploring some different ways for the budget to have an impact on commercial and community radio, and the independent audio production sector.
As such, the ACF is announcing two standard rounds of funding, modelled on the successful template of 2019’s distribution, and a third round of funding focused on high impact projects with higher budgets. The assessment criteria will be same for all three rounds (since these are derived from the overall aims of DCMS’s Contestable Fund pilot), but there will be differences in the expected scale of the projects.
- Round 4 – Standard Round – 2 March to 30 March 2020
- Round 5 – High Impact Round – 29 June to 27 July 2020
- Round 6 – Standard Round – 28 Sept to 26 Oct 2020
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