Purbeck Sounds Community Radio Fundraising

by Purbeck Sounds Limited in Swanage, Dorset, United Kingdom

Purbeck Sounds Community Radio Fundraising

Total raised £445

£15,000 target 17 days left
2% 14 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 15th June 2024 at 10:14pm

To raise funds to build a studio for our new radio station

by Purbeck Sounds Limited in Swanage, Dorset, United Kingdom

In 2018 a community radio station was set up by Swanage Pier Trust and lottery funding which has sadly come to an end. It attracted volunteer radio presenters from different walks of life, some with special needs and now totals over 30. It was well loved by the community, and we received many comments about the effects its closure has had. 

 We want to continue this exciting, important work independently, with a new station called Purbeck Sounds. We have secured a small space in the heart of Swanage where we aim to stream online.  

Most shows are community focused, with guests mainly from the Purbeck area. Topics range from local events, health, literature, film, gardening, art, cookery, road conditions and traffic. We highlight charities and self-help groups. The station covers most genres of music, with listeners tuning in from around the world. 

We will be engaging with our community in Purbeck at local events, supporting and publicising them via our broadcasts and presence.

 Our diverse presenter base includes a young presenter who will coordinate engagement with local schools and programme making specific to the younger generation, giving them a voice with a weekly show. This will facilitate our goal of attracting and encouraging younger listeners and presenters.

To do all this, the new premises needs to be fit for purpose, some decorating, purchasing of radio equipment, stationery, promotion, insurance, and license fees. 

 Every penny we raise will go towards this, and every donation, no matter how big or small will be gratefully received. We are all volunteers, and to sustain our connection with the local community, we need your help!


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