Independent Radio Sector Sound and Vision 2023 Development Fund.

Course Aims

This workshop aims to support radio stations who are applying for the funding under the development funding round of the Sound & Vision Scheme announced by Coimisiún na Meán in July 2023. 

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.


Course Brief

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.

The workshop will look at the following :

  • Overview of the fund
  • Application process
  • Online system
  • Experience of stations
  • Challenges and Opportunities
  • Potential ideas

Who is this content for?

This course is aimed at all senior management in the station and those involved in programme creation across all stations.

Training Method

The workshop will take place on Thursday 3rd August 2023 from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

The workshop will be delivered via Zoom - to register for the workshop go to :