A £3 million government fund has begun accepting applications from programme makers wishing to make public service audio content for commercial and community radio.

The Audio Content Fund is part of a total of £60m being offered across radio and TV, with the larger £57m chunk available for television programmes that target young audiences.

Both funds aim to invest 5-percent of their totals in UK language programming such as Welsh and Gaelic. The audio fund is available for ‘public service radio programming that is traditionally more difficult to support on a commercial basis’ – including documentaries, comedy, drama and light entertainment.

The first application round of the Audio Content Fund is open for four weeks – until 12noon on 29th April.

For more info or to apply click HERE