Coimisiún na Meán announce funding to Support Independent Commercial Radio.
Coimisiún na Meán, Ireland's new media regulator and media development agency, 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.
The Closing Date for receipt of completed applications is noon on 31st August 2023.
Learning Waves in partnership with IBI and Coimisúin na Meán will facillitate a workshop to support radio stations for all eligible applicants. This workshop will take place on the 3rd of August 2023 from 10:30am to 12:30pm. This workshop will feature Anne O'Brien and Brian Furey from the Coimisiún, Fiona Stack from Radio Kerry and Mark Cunning from iRadio. To register for the workshop go to : https://bit.ly/3ObLkfc
For further information about this round, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org