No News is Bad News - Support Greater Govanhill

by Greater Govanhill magazine in Glasgow, Glasgow City, United Kingdom

No News is Bad News - Support Greater Govanhill

Total raised £250

£3,000 target 19 days left
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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 2nd July 2024 at 2:52pm

Support your community magazine throughout the month of June to have your contribution doubled by the Indie News Fund!

by Greater Govanhill magazine in Glasgow, Glasgow City, United Kingdom

No news is bad news

Bad news: 

Big Tech greed, corporate takeovers and declining advertising mean that independent news providers are struggling to keep the doors open.

Good news: 

You can make a big difference to your community news provider by making a small donation.

Even better news: 

This will help cover costs to keep reporting the issues affecting you and your community.

The best news of all: 

The more you and your community know, the more power you have to shape your own future. And we’re here to help with that.

Support Greater Govanhill community magazine and keep independent community news alive.


About Greater Govanhill

Greater Govanhill was launched in 2020 – set up in response to the negative media coverage too often shared about the neighbourhood. Through taking a solutions focused approach to covering local issues, we wanted to celebrate local diversity and shine a light on the amazing people and projects in the area. 

The aim has always been to:

  • challenge negative stereotypes
  • provide a platform for voices you don't typically hear in the media
  • equip people to tell their own stories
  • break down cultural barriers
  • bring people together

We're set up as as a Community Interest Company. This means we are a non-profit organisation, driven by social impact rather than lining the pockets of shareholders – and any profits we do make would get reinvested into the local community. 

Despite only having a tiny team (equivalent to 3 full time staff), we have won around 10 awards for our work, gaining national recognition for our community-led approach. In every issue we support people who have never had their writing published before to tell the stories that matter to them. 

We have heard countless tales of the positive impact our work has made – whether that's boosting someone's employability through free skills workshops, new volunteers joining a community group after our coverage or people feeling inspired to make a positive difference to the local neighbourhood.

And yet, our future remains precarious. Our revenue comes mostly from uncertain, short-term project funding, decreasing advertising sales and members who can afford to support us with a few quid each month. Despite these challenges Greater Govanhill is – and always will be – free for all to read. 

Any money we raise throughout the month of June will be be doubled by the Indie News Fund – an opportunity for you to show your support for the magazine in a really meaningful way. 

We'll use this money to:

  • Run FREE training workshops for people wanting to learn journalism & photography skills.
  • Cover the printing and design costs for one our issues
  • Host community conversations on the topics that matter.

Anything you can give this month would be hugely appreciated. And if you are not in a position to donate, we would be grateful if you could share this with anyone who can. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£50 or more

Annual membership with free gift

Get annual membership for the magazine - with the option of having the mags posted out to you, and invitation to our members meetings. You can also choose between a t shirt, mug or tote bag free gift.

£10 or more

Greater Govanhill Mug

Get yourself a Greater Govanhill tenement design mug for your morning brew.

£10 or more

Greater Govanhill tote bag

Never lose your tote again with one of our bright yellow design bags.

£10 or more

A thank you in our next mag

Only if your name is not anonymous

£20 or more

Greater Govanhill T Shirt

Get one of our exclusive ochre t shirts featuring the Greater Govanhill logo and the tenement design

£40 or more

Merch pack

Nab yourself a Greater Govanhill t shirt, tote bag and mug!

£90 or more

Business/community org reward - quarter page ad

Get yourself a bargain quarter page advert in one of our upcoming issues. Subject to design approval - and with design support offered if required.

£200 or more

Business/community org reward - half page ad

Get yourself a bargain half page advert in one of our upcoming issues. Subject to design approval - and with design support offered if required.

£350 or more

Business/community org reward: full page ad

Get yourself a bargain full page advert in one of our upcoming issues. Subject to design approval - and with design support offered if required.

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