Help us share more diverse stories on Together TV

by Together TV in United Kingdom

£9,954

raised of £20,000 target

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supporters
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 30th September 2020 at 11:55pm

Help Together TV broadcast more programmes made by, with and about our diverse communities, bringing people together across the UK.

by Together TV in United Kingdom

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As the only community-owned and charitable national TV channel in the UK, Together TV has a unique role in showing diverse content that inspires positive change.

We hope you enjoyed Princess's video above. As the Trustees of Together TV (The Community Channel) we have launched this fundraiser so that we can show more programmes that reflect our diverse communities, lives, stories and experiences. We want to reflect British lives across all our communities in the UK. 

With your help we can do so much more - please do give generously.

We know that by showing more diverse and inspirational content we will bring people and communities together - our channel really does change lives.

Help us share the stories that truly reflect our communities, and support under-represented film-makers and story-tellers.

We know that many UK viewers do not see a positive and accurate portrayal of diverse and under-represented communities in our media. The murder of George Floyd and the global Black Lives Matter protests have been a wake-up call. 

Together TV (The Community Channel) has championed Black British, British Asian and Minority Ethnic storytelling and lives for years. We support independent filmmaking talent, improving representation and inspiring positive change. Many diverse filmmakers have had their first broadcast opportunity on our Channel.

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We know that our content drives change – challenging assumptions, changing perspectives, increasing knowledge and driving social action. 

Over 20m viewers in communities across the UK now watch our TV channel each year and we reach millions more through social media. We're growing fast.

We are proud that 27% of our viewers say they have changed their opinions about people and issues thanks to watching our channel, and 17% say we have motivated them to do more in their community. That’s over three-and-a-half million people we inspire to take positive action each year.

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Many of our TV viewers are isolated, finding it difficult to go out or connect with others. This can be for all sorts of reasons - lack of money, physical and mental health issues, carer responsibilities, cultural barriers, and of course now the additional barriers of COVID. Many don’t have access to digital either.

The content we show inspires our viewers to connect with local groups and neighbours, creating change in their own lives and communities.

Now, and over the next year, times will be tough across our country – we urgently need to create positive community understanding and connections.

With your support we can do much more. We can show more empowering content, improve representation, reflect our viewers’ lives back to them and create positive understanding of lives, histories and communities across our country.

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We want to support content creators from diverse and under-represented communities across the UK.

Film-makers of colour, and from other under-represented communities, struggle to have content broadcast across mainstream TV in the UK.

With your help, Together TV can showcase their content, giving them a platform to reach millions of people and boosting their creative careers too, supporting independent filmmaking talent and improving representation. 

Your donation will enable us to show more diverse documentaries, short films and series made by, with and about Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, inspiring positive social change among our 20 million viewers.

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How you can help

Raising just £20,000 will give us the resources to secure and premiere new programmes on Together TV that reflect our diverse inter-cultural lives and communities, and inspire new thinking, including documentaries, short films and potentially series.

Our small and dedicated team is working day and night to grow our audience and impact, but our budget is stretched. 

New programming takes time and money to acquire and make ready for broadcast. Charitable funders in the UK are reluctant to fund media, which is why we, as the Trustees of this charitable TV channel, are coming together to ask for your help now. 

Raising £20,000 will allow us to identify, acquire and broadcast a wide range of diverse content that would otherwise stay hidden and little seen. Much of the content we acquire, along with the content-makers and people in the programmes, will not be given a UK-wide television platform without us. 

Where rights permit, we will also make programming available as 'catch-up' or on-demand through our own and partner platforms. We will celebrate the talent both making and featured in our new content via our newsletters, website, pr and social media.

Your much-needed donation will be put to use immediately. We'll keep you updated on what we are doing so that you can watch and share with your friends and family, knowing you've made a real difference to our viewers, our communities and to diverse content creators across the UK.

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Thank you - your donation will help bring communities together.

We know that by showing more diverse and inspirational content we will bring people and communities together - our channel really does change lives.

Help us share the stories that truly reflect our communities and support under-represented film-makers and story-tellers.

Your support means so much to us as trustees, and to our staff team. We will acknowledge everyone who supports this campaign on our website. We'll keep you updated so you can watch the content you make possible, and we'll invite you to special screenings, debates and events. And we'll tell you about how your donation helps change lives and communities across the UK.

Please give as much as you can to help us reach our target. 

A whole-hearted thank you from all of the trustees, staff, volunteers and film-makers at Together TV,  Caroline and the Trustees of Together TV

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

£50 donation

Become a Champion of Together TV’s ambition to show more diverse content made by, about and with communities across the UK. We’ll make sure you receive regular updates about new content, we’ll add your name to our website, and invite you to screenings and events.

£100 or more

£100 donation

Support the promotion and marketing of a film that tells the stories of Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority communities, helping us reach out to our 20m TV & digital viewers across the UK and wider.

£200 or more

£200 donation

Help us to get a new film ready for broadcast to our 20m UK-wide viewers – we need to package up our films, check broadcast and music rights, sound, technical quality and much more, working with our diverse filmmakers to give them this opportunity.

£500 or more

£500 donation

Support the broadcast premier of a film made by, with or about our diverse communities and filmmakers, with the additional profile and engagement that a premier gives for its filmmakers, participants and audiences.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 donation

Have a Really Big Impact on our diverse filmmakers and communities across our four nations, joining a dedicated supporter group of media leaders, film entrepreneurs, impact investors and philanthropists who donate to support our work and this unique charitable channel.

Let's make 'Help us share more diverse stories on Together TV' happen

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