#DiversifyTheMedia – PressPad Crowdfunder

by PressPad in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 18th December 2019 we successfully raised £45,262 with 750 supporters in 47 days

The media has a problem. It’s becoming increasingly elite. This is your chance to help us diversify it.

by PressPad in London, England, United Kingdom

Extra funding
Natwest Side Hustle logo

Natwest Side Hustle has provided £10,550 of funding

Great News and congratulations! This project has been supported by NatWest Back Her Business as part of the Side Hustle Campaign. Find out more here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/back-her-business/side-hustles

RBS Group Staff Fund logo

RBS Group Staff Fund has provided £50 of funding

RBS Group have provided employees with vouchers to support Back Her Business projects of their choosing.

The Crowd

NatWest Back Her Business pledged £10,000

10th January 2020 at 11:31am

NatWest Back Her Business has also backed 735 other projects

Selsou pledged £10

18th December 2019 at 6:54pm

Liz McFall pledged £10

18th December 2019 at 6:53pm

Liz McFall has also backed 1 other project

Anonymous pledged £50

18th December 2019 at 6:50pm

Catherine SG pledged £20

18th December 2019 at 6:46pm

Catherine SG has also backed 2 other projects

Anna Palmer pledged £20

18th December 2019 at 6:41pm

Emma Howard pledged £50

18th December 2019 at 6:41pm

Anonymous pledged £50

18th December 2019 at 6:33pm

Anonymous pledged £600

18th December 2019 at 6:28pm

Anonymous pledged £10

18th December 2019 at 6:14pm

Anonymous pledged £20

18th December 2019 at 5:45pm

Sean OGrady pledged £20

18th December 2019 at 5:32pm


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£150 or more

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Exclusive supper club

For £150, you're in for a real treat. We have organised an exclusive supper club in March 2020 at the famous Groucho club in Soho. Some seriously impressive journalists will be joining us on the night and you'll get to rub shoulders with them! This is an evening not to be missed.

£5 or more

Thank you

Thanks so much for your support. For £5 you will be mentioned on our website and we will also thank you on social media!

£10 or more

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For £10, we will send you a set of three limited edition badges. We will also thank you on our website and on social media

£15 or more

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Tote bag

Proudly share your passion for diversity in the media with one of our limited edition, fair trade, organic tote bags.

£15 or more

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Mug with Diversitea logo

For £15 you can get your hands on one of our exclusive PressPad mugs with our call for more Diversitea emblazoned across it.

£25 or more

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VIP ticket to our launch party

Our official launch party takes place on 28th January on the 17th floor of the News UK building. For £25, you can celebrate with us in style and get a goodie bag by choosing this reward.

£30 or more

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Mentoring session with PressPad

Get a one-to-one advice session on your journalism career with one of PressPad's founders by contributing £30 to our campaign.

£50 or more

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VIP ticket and mentoring package

If you would like to party but also want careers advice, you can get both a VIP ticket to our launch party and a one-to-one advice session for just £50 (saving £5!).

£75 or more

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Diversity workshop

For just £75, we will come to your place of work and deliver a workshop on diversity based on everything we have learned since starting PressPad!

£600 or more

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Sponsor an intern

Sponsoring an intern to stay in London for a month will make all the difference for them and for £600 you can do just that. We will send you updates during their work experience and they will also send you an email about their experience afterwards. You will also get a VIP ticket to our launch party in January.

£1,000 or more

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Sponsor an intern, supper club and party package

For £1000, you can sponsor an intern and get two tickets for both our supper club and launch party.

£5,000 or more

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Be a PressPad patron

If you donate £5000, we will grant you patron status for one year and will be endlessly grateful to you!

£10,000 or more

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Headline sponsor at Diversify The Media conference

For £10,000, you or your organisation will be our headline sponsor at our inaugural Diversify The Media conference in summer 2020.

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