North Cotswold Community Radio was chosen as one of the recipients to receive funding of £850 towards improving studio facilities.

The money is being used to improve the station’s studio facilities and facilitate bespoke training and work experience opportunities for future volunteers.

CALA Homes, a local housebuilder which is situated in Moreton made the donation as part of its new community bursary scheme.

Formed in 2006, North Cotswold Community Radio broadcasts a range of music, local news stories and programmes that are relevant to the local and wider communities.

They have attracted over 600 local charities, organisations and individuals from the local community.

The radio is run by 35 volunteers, with a local and global audience of 5,000 people.

Robb Eden, North Cotswold Community Radio Station founder, said: “As an organisation run solely by volunteers, donations are incredibly important to supporting the amazing dedication and commitment shown by all our volunteers.

“We are delighted to have received this much needed funding from CALA Homes’ Community Bursary scheme. It will help us to not only purchase new up-to-date equipment, but also to continue broadcasting and offer new volunteers the opportunity to join us and help promote the radio station to a wider audience.”

The radio station supports many local organisations and businesses by running external broadcasts from various locations including The Motor Museum in Bourton-on-the-Water, GWSR railway in Toddington and the Christmas Fair in Chipping Campden.

There is student training and work experience programmes provided for local pupils from Chipping Campden School, The Cotswold School and Shipston High School.

The CALA Community Bursary was launched in April and invited local charities, organisations and groups to apply for help to fund projects which make a vital difference in and around their communities.

Mark Wright, managing director at CALA Homes Midlands, said: “When we first launched the Community Bursary, we didn’t anticipate just how many inspiring applications we would receive from so many unbelievably worthwhile causes. When deciding the winners, North Cotswold Community Radio’s application stood out from crowd for their positive contribution to the local community.

“It is incredibly important to us that we play an active role in supporting the communities in which we build and by giving this valuable funding to North Cotswold Community Radio, we hope they will be able to continue their hard work and dedication for supporting and promoting the local community for many more years to come.”