The Audio Content Fund (ACF) has published its first Anuual Report, detailing all of its commisions so far.

The ACF is financed by UK Government for up to £3m during its pilot phase which will run for up to three years.

It was set up following representations from AudioUK and Radiocentre for radio and audio to have be included in the Government’s contestable fund pilot.

So far the ACF has supported 21 different UK independent production companies, to produce 162 hours of content, for broadcast on 35 different commercial and community radio stations.

Will Jackson, AudioUK Managing Director and a Director of the ACF said:

I’m delighted that the Audio Content Fund has got off to such a great start, creating new and diverse partnerships between audio-led production companies and commercial and community radio across the UK. I’m also pleased we were able to use the Fund to respond so quickly to the challenges of coronavirus, enabling listeners to continue to benefit from high-quality public service content on their favourite stations. We’re grateful for the continued support of DCMS and look forward to hearing further creative programming from innovative new partnerships in the coming rounds.

You can read the report here.