Our mission is to establish a truly inclusive community Radio Station located in the heart of Dartford (Kent). In doing so we wish to help bring the community together through a committed team of Radio professionals and volunteers that are passionate about what we do and passionate about Dartford. Creating a platform for local people and helping provide them with a real voice and sense of belonging within the community, while at the same time helping to provide training opportunities for all within Broadcasting.
Dartford is in desperate need of a fully inclusive community radio station that is truly committed to its residents and focused towards the following key objectives;
1)To help bring the community together and create a central focal point for Dartford.
2)Provide training workshops and opportunities for residents of all ages to build skills within a supportive and inclusive environment.
3)Build a platform for Dartford residents to discuss local matters and share their concerns.
4)Provide local news and keep residents informed of events about whats happening on their doorsteps.
5)Create diverse localised content that reflects the identity and spirit of the Dartford community.
6)Work towards the eradication of loneliness in the local area, by creating varied opportunities for residents to volunteer within all aspects of the station itself.
In order to launch this enterprise we are looking for funding of £20,000. This grant would be used to purchase equipment (Studio Mixing Desk, Microphones, Headphones, Computer), purchase the necessary broadcasting licenses and establish a website for play out over the internet.
We passionately believe that radio truly has the ability to bring people together unlike any other and provide people with a real sense of belonging. Radio at is essence is entertaining, comforting and challenging. Has the power to be a friend, companion, teacher and listener. And this is why I would dearly love to see such a project flourish at the heart of our Dartford community.