Join together to keep Heartland FM alive

by Heartland Multimedia in Pitlochry, Scotland, United Kingdom

Join together to keep Heartland FM alive
We did it
On 11th April 2024 we successfully raised £26,912 ( + est. £3898.00 Gift Aid ) with 290 supporters in 1212 days

Secure the future of your Community Radio. Support creativity and local entertainment. Keep the Voice of Highland Perthshire broadcasting.

by Heartland Multimedia in Pitlochry, Scotland, United Kingdom


We're beyond thrilled by the outpouring of support from the community we proudly represent, and by hitting our target of £25,000, we're delighted to be able to continue serving you for a little while longer.

We are grateful for all donations to the campaign, including the Pitlochry Pavilion User Groups, March Into Pitlochry, The Plaice To Be and the Pitlochry & District Choral Society.

We may have hit the target, but we are still just barely scraping by. Anything you're able to spare will still go a long way to keeping us afloat, and improving our service.

On behalf of the entire team, thank you!

Support Heartland FM · Your Voice in Highland Perthshire

What do we need

Due to a significant drop in advertising revenue caused by COVID-19, we need to raise £25,000 by the 14th of January 2021 for our running costs, including transmission fees, broadcast licenses and fees.

Why does it matter?

Here are a few of the things you will lose if we cannot cover our costs:

  • LOST - Your local voice in the community
  • LOST - Our team of local presenters
  • LOST - Our outstanding local news bulletins
  • LOST - Your own digital magazine IRIS
  • LOST - Your voice on local issues
  • LOST - Training and interaction with local schools and colleges
  • LOST - Reporting from Community Councils
  • LOST - Our commitment to training and confidence building
  • LOST - Emergency Broadcasting as part of the Perth and Kinross Council Resilience Plan
  • LOST - The oldest Community Radio Station of the UK
  • LOST - 30 years of experience and dedication from our hundreds of volunteers, past and present

What do you get

Beyond that warm, fuzzy feeling of happiness when you help someone, you can get exceptional, unique rewards that will never be available again.

We are Heartland FM, on air, online, on social media and with our digital magazine IRIS.

Heartland FM is a Charity using multimedia platforms to entertain, inform and engage within Highland Perthshire.

We do not receive License or subscription fees, or any regular public funding, and do not expect our advertising revenue to increase significantly in the short term.

We want to help local companies promote their business to reignite the economy and get ready for a prosperous 2021.

We are proud of our many achievements: see them here.

Our Promise to You

Your contribution, however small, will make a real difference to all of us living in Highland Perthshire, and we thank you in anticipation of your support.

Some of our Supporters

  • Elizabeth Newman · Artistic Director of Pitlochry Festival Theatre
  • David Lee · Chair of the Aberfeldy Rotary Club
  • Jenny Moncrieff · Macnaughtons of Pitlochry, Owner
  • Julie and Donald Riddell · Highland Safaris, Owners
  • Victor Clements · Chair of Aberfeldy Community Council
  • Stuart Paton · Chair of Dunkeld & Birnam Community Council
  • Gavin Price MBE · Fountain Bar, Owner
  • Sam Leighton · Feldyroo
  • Jeff Zycinski · BBC Radio Scotland
  • Charles Fletcher MBE · Caledonia Media
  • Andy Charlton · Pitlochry High Parent Council Chair
  • Shona Hutchcox · Pitlochry Pavillion Users Group Secretary
  • Dave Roy · Pitlochry Support Group Secretary
  • Jim Laurenson · Pitlochry Community Council Chair

Public endorsements



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

£500 or more

7 of 10 claimed

Multimedia Promotion Package

A 3 months Multimedia Promotion Package to raise your business profile in Highland Perthshire and beyond. We will promote your business on our digital magazine IRIS, on air on Heartland FM and on our website for 3 months at a time that suits you. Reach new customers through our multimedia platforms. Chris, our Sales and Marketing Manager will help you create the perfect campaign. This reward has a commercial value of £800.

£10 or more

12 of 50 claimed

Name Check On Air

Your name, on air! Our presenters will thank you, live on air, for your generosity. Don't be shy! Let your friends know that you support us.

£20 or more

3 of 30 claimed

Present the Time for a Day

Record the Top-of-the-Hour time announcements played before the News. Your voice on air, every hour, for one entire day in January, just before the News bulletin, for you to brag about with your friends.

£50 or more

4 of 10 claimed

Defeat your Digital Gremlins!

Running a modern radio station is a big technological feat. Our Technical Director makes it look easy, so we guessed he could do miracles with your digital life. A slow computer? When was the last time you cleaned it? You want to get a new smartphone but are unsure what is best for you? Did you buy a Smart TV but can't set it up? Get one hour of our Digital Wizard to banish those problems.

£100 or more

22 of 50 claimed

Your name on our Crowdfund Wall of Fame

Heartland FM will celebrate the success of this Crowdfund with a Wall of Fame in our office, for you all to see. Set your name in the history of your Local Community Radio.

£1,000 or more

2 of 4 claimed

Name one of our Studios

We will name one of our studios to you for the next six months. Our presenters will mention you on air when signing on and off from their show. Imagine this: "This is Alistair Smith, broadcasting from the Studio at Heartland FM."

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