East London Radio - an important local voice

by East London Radio in London, England, United Kingdom

East London Radio - an important local voice

Total raised £677

raised so far



We are a social enterprise, looking to enable our local volunteers to continue and expand making amazing radio for and about East London.

by East London Radio in London, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 27th July 2020 we'd raised £677 with 17 supporters in 92 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

After 7 years doing what we're doing, we've built up tens of thousands of listeners, followers and supporters, right across East London.

We want to continue through this time and grow beyond it.

We have a wonderful team of volunteers, of all ages and backgrounds.

People for whom we've not only given a voice, but boosted their confidence, given them new skills, and helped their wellbeing and career opportunities.

Understandably, we've had to close our studio now, but want to continue on a remote basis, by lending volunteers equipment, so they can still contribute radio content from their own safe home environments.

We have, sadly, lost some advertising income, and so want to offer businesses the chance to pay forward (into 2021 if necessary) for their expected advertising and promotional needs as they equally relaunch and we move back towards normality.

This will ensure we're able to cover our studio, insurance, licensing and other costs over the coming months, whilst still making important speech radio, really engaging our local communities.

We've never had surplus funds to offer our volunteers travel expenses, but can see this will be far more important in future, and it will help us attract and retain a wider representative group of people.

If you've ever followed, listened, volunteered for us, and/or appreciated the benefit of East London Radio since we started in 2013, or can see the value of a really strong radio station in our uncertain future, please spare what you can afford now.

We give examples of Business advertising and promotion to suit small business budgets, but are happy to make bespoke promotion packages to fit your PR needs, which could include on air as well as via our popular social media platforms. From radio adverts to live interviews to show sponsorship, we can advise what would work for you.

These rewards are the lowest cost promotions you'll be able to get from ELR in 2020 and 2021, so you can benefit from paying it forward.

Some of the businesses who have used ELR for promotion before, include -

Arapina Bakery - Aromas Restaurant - B & Q - Cameo Productions - Cancer Research UK - Essex & Suffolk Water - Gardners Bags - Home Tiles - LB Redbridge - Love East magazine - Metropolitan Housing Trust - No.8 Forest Gate - Oven Clean - Picturehouse Cinemas - Real Mist Creations - Save The Children Fund - Skindeep Lifestyles - This Time Next year - University of East London - We Work

Any "pay it forward" promotion can be started straight away, or anytime in the next 9 months.

We are always keen to speak to corporate sponsors about long-term partnerships.

We know many of you treasure having real local media, telling you the news from your neighbourhood, by the people who live here. Not just the often poor picture generally portrayed by mass media of East London being deprived and dangerous. As East Londoners, we know that doesn't reflect the true story.

Your kind support will mean ELR can continue being a true voice for East London through this difficult time for all of us and beyond.

Thank you, East London!

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see Crowdfunder's Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.


This project offered rewards

£18 or more

ELR/Love East Eco-Cup

Special Reusable Bamboo Eco Cup. Black, with ELR and LoveEast logos. Made from sustainably grown and renewable organic bamboo. Light,durable, for hot or cold drinks, with lid 1 Tree planted for every tree purchased (through National Forest Foundation) See our Twitter for photo

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Spare us a tenner to help your local radio station get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way. Give us your address and we'll pop a little something in the post.

£21 or more

Musician Promotion - Gold Club membership

ELR get 100s of new tracks from musicians,PR companies&Record Labels every month. Our new Musicians Gold Club, from 1st June, gives an exclusive fast track to air. Includes - Special email address to send music to us, Priority given to listening & playing your music, Optional studio interviews at least once a year, From price of a coffee a month, Individual musicians to PR companies & labels(see options) Broadcast rules apply re content

£24 or more

ELR Goodies in the post

We send you - An ELR reusable Eco Cup Plus - An ELR Pen. Plus - An ELR Pencil Plus - An "East London Rocks" Notebook Plus - ELR stickers Maybe other surprises too!

£25 or more

Business Advertising - 1 month

ONE MONTHS ADVERTISING Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with small business promotion for 31 days (on air advertising) starting any time up until 1st January 2021 PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£25 or more

Playlist an hour show on East London Radio

Playlist an hours music on ELR! We make it, the world hears it Send your music playlist to us. -Just send us the playlist - yours,your families choices. - Explain in writing, or your voice recorded, for the beginning & end. -Or we'll read out -Only readily available tracks, subject to standard decency rules, non-political,non-religious -Max 3 tracks per artist -Or a Top 20 from a special date, we'll play 'em

£50 or more

Business Advertising - 2 months

TWO MONTHS ADVERTISING Pledge £50 today and we'll reward you with small business promotion for 60 days (on air advertising) starting any time up until 1st January 2021 PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£100 or more

Business Advertising - 6 months!!

SIX MONTHS ADVERTISING Pledge £100 today and we'll reward you with small business promotion for 30 days (on air advertising) starting any time up until 1st January 2021. Includes and on air interview. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£100 or more

Make an ELR Radio show

MAKE A RADIO SHOW Two hour radio experience in our radio studio once it re-opens, including making a radio show of your choice (subject to our standard criteria). Includes contact by email in advance to prepare your show. AN INTERESTING BIRTHDAY OR XMAS GIFT?

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