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Funding Round to Support Independent Commercial Radio Announced

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Coimisiún na Meán is now accepting applications from Independent Commercial Radio Stations for funding under a development funding round of the Sound & Vision Scheme.

This funding initiative is being implemented in response to a request by Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, TD, who secured an additional €2.5 million for the Coimisiún na Meán’s Sound & Vision Scheme to support the round.

This round aims to offer Independent Commercial Radio stations funding to develop and produce new and additional programming content for their audiences. In consultation with the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (“IBI”), Coimisiún na Meán has identified several strategic areas for such programming that will deliver on the objectives of the fund but also assist with the developmental and programming needs of stations and ensure that any content produced is relevant and adds to each broadcasters unique programming philosophy and schedule. These include Media Literacy, Digital Transformation, GEDI initiatives and Developing Communities and Communities of Interest.

An Coimisiún strongly encourages broadcasters to put forward ideas for creative, innovative and additional programming that will result in valuable content for both the station(s) and audience(s), including minorities and youth.

A Guide for Applicants is available here.

An Application Form is available here.

The Closing Date for receipt of completed applications is noon on 31st August 2023.

An information webinar and workshop for applicants is being organised with Learning Waves Skillnet , the training & networking hub that provides Bespoke Coaching for the Independent Radio Sector. All eligible applicants will be contacted.

For further information about this round, please contact