Broadcasting Act 2009

64.

Community sound broadcasting contracts.

64.— The Authority, on the recommendation of the Contract Awards Committee, may enter into a class of sound broadcasting contract (“community sound broadcasting contract”) with 2 or more members of a local community or of a community of interest if it is satisfied that—

( a) those members are representative of, and accountable to, the community concerned, and

( b) the supply of programme material in pursuance of the contract will be effected with the sole objective of—

(i) specifically addressing the interests of, and seeking to provide a social benefit to, the community concerned, and

(ii) achieving a monetary reward of no greater amount than is reasonably necessary to defray the expenses that will be incurred in effecting that supply.