Round 5 - September 2020
Opens : 31st Aug 20 at 07:00 am
Closes : 28th Sep 20 at 05:00 pm
The fifth round of the Audio Content Fund is now open for bids. Please read the attached Bidding Guidelines document very carefully before applying - there have been some changes since the previous round.
The Audio Content Fund is designed to provide funding to support the creation of original radio and audio production in the UK. Funding will be used to produce distinctive, public service radio programming that is traditionally more difficult to support on a commercial basis.
The Fund will accept applications from production companies for audio content that is guaranteed to be broadcast on an Ofcom-licensed radio station (i.e. UK commercial or community radio stations that meet the funding criteria).
The bids will be assessed against a set of criteria defined by DCMS - Quality; Additionality; Audience Reach; Nations & Regions; Diversity; Innovation; New Voices; and Plurality.The outcome of this round will be published in mid-November, with producers having 12 months to produce and broadcast their content.
Please read the attached Bidding Guidelines document very carefully before applying.