Between them, BRFM (Nantyglo), GTFM (Pontypridd), Point FM (Rhyl), Tudno FM (Llandudno), Calon FM (Wrexham) and Bro Radio (Barry) were awarded a total of £67.5k to support work with their local communities until late March 2009.
Minister for Heritage, Alun Ffed Jones said:
The six successful recipients of the Community Radio Fund have demonstrated that they are not only serious about providing entertainment for their audiences, but also in providing opportunities for listeners and participants to improve their lives and the communities they live in. Community Radio provides a voice for communities and an opportunity to showcase talent, stimulate debate and make connections between local groups and individuals. This is also an opportunity for people in the community to develop skills, which can benefit them in the workplace.
The final six were chosen because of the commitment shown to their communities in a number of key areas including encouraging healthy lifestyles, promoting training and social enterprise for excluded and vulnerable people and strengthening cultural and linguistic identity.
28 October 2008