In the last few weeks, 65 of our wonderful volunteer assessors have been busy reviewing the 2020/21 Round 1 grant applications, including those that were updated to reflect operating changes resulting from COVID-19.
Every grant application is reviewed by at least five peer volunteer assessors who not only have experience in community broadcasting, but also have the knowledge and expertise needed to assess your project or request.
The team of volunteers assessors will finish their part in the process early next week, and the Grant Support Team will then prepare the reports for consideration by our grant advisory committees in the following meetings:
- Content Grant Advisory Committee: 27 June
- Development & Operations Grant Advisory Committee: 1-3 July
Committee recommendations will be reviewed and approved by the Board at its next meeting on 10 July, and we’ll be in touch with every applicant in the week beginning 13 July 2020.
If you applied for a COVID-19 Crisis Grant, the COVID-19 Response Grants Advisory Committee will be meeting on 5 July to look at the grant allocations and provide their recommendations to the Board. Remember, these grants were established to ensure that community broadcasters can maintain or improve their services to communities throughout the pandemic. So as long as you’re eligible, you will receive funding. The COVID-19 Crisis Grants will be processed at the same time as the Round 1 grants.
As always, if you have any questions about your application or anything to do with our grants, get in touch. The Grant Support Team are always happy to help!