Close ☰
Menu ☰

The UK Audio and Radio Emergency Fund (COVID-19)

Posted on: Thursday 14th of May 2020

The Audio and Radio Emergency Fund has been created to help those in the radio and audio sector who are facing hardship because of the coronavirus crisis. Most importantly, the fund is operating on a ‘rolling’ basis from Monday–Monday, unlike some other benevolent funds (many of which are now closed to new applications).

The urgent need to provide support for freelancers and other individuals who are the lifeblood of radio, podcasts, and audiobooks, has brought together the Radio Academy, AudioUK, the BBC, Audible, ReelWorld and Folder Media to create the new Fund.

It has been kick-started with a contribution from the Radio Academy’s benevolent fund and boosted by contributions from the BBC and internet audio company Audible. Funding from other organisations will be announced shortly.

The scheme will give grants of up to £1,000 to individuals who need extra support during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as those in hardship who are receiving no government assistance; people who need help with radio or audio development projects, or those who need new equipment or software.

Further information

Click here to apply



Latest News & Blog articles

  • Penta family of versatile, flexible and feature-packed digital audio multiformat converter/routers has expanded with three new compact models. Developed to bring Penta solutions to specific applications including broadcast and AV Install, the cost-effective 1RU Penta 721s, 721s-DNT and 721s-SDI allow multiple audio formats to co-exist with Dante networks. All Penta 721s units offer over 400 […]
  • First announced at NAMM 2020, the M-1610 Pro combines the outstanding performance of RME’s M-32 Pro AD and DA converters into a single 1U unit. A multitude of signal integration options offer professional studio, live and broadcast users extensive analogue and digital I/O connections, including AVB (Audio Video Bridging) network functionality, to match the audio […]
  • Audiokids  has launched Undertone, a new AudioSuite plugin for Pro Tools. Undertone is a semi-random ambience and texture generator, sound multiplier and drone maker, based on granular and convolution synthesis. The new plug-in certainly seems to follow the rule that the best audio tools are made by practitioners (dialogue editors) who need them. It enables quick creation of […]
  • The newly formed Audio Product Education Institute (APEI), an initiative of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), will host a three-day Product Development Symposium as part of the online events of AES Show Fall 2020. Moving the AES Show online has unbound time and place restrictions, allowing the expansion across all of October, now dubbed Audio […]
  • Twenty-five years ago, the first Pyramix version was launched. Merging Technologies (celebrating 30 years as an audio manufacturer this year) has announced the official release of major new versions for all of their software range: Pyramix 25th Anniversary Edition, Ovation 9 and VCube 9. The new ANEMAN 1.2.3 version comes along with those releases. These versions will […]
  • After a period of consultation with the industry and the impact of the ongoing pandemic, Integrated Systems Events has announced that ISE, scheduled for 2-5 February, has been postponed and will now take place on 1-4 June 2021, alongside a virtual offering. Additionally, ISE will launch RISE Digital, a regular programme of content and networking events […]
  • United Plugins announced the availability of Transmutator — a crossfading tool to transition between tracks, song parts, or whole songs, the latest release from founding plug-in partner JMG Sound. Transmutator has many uses including transitioning between different sections in tracks (from verse to chorus or build-up to drop, for example), mixing between two songs (such […]
  • The Bettermaker software-controlled hardware units have been well-received at Resolution studios, and in 2018 the Bettermaker Mastering EQ (reviewed Resolution V18.1) was voted winner in the EQ category by our readers. Now the Polish experts of USB-controlled analogue hardware have partnered with Plugin Alliance to bring us a plug-in-only recreation of their hardware. With the original Bettermaker team […]
Translate »