Studio Accessibility Upgrade

by Source 96.1FM in Falmouth, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 1st October 2018 we successfully raised £6,130 with 95 supporters in 35 days

We still need your help to create more accessible studios. Every pledge received will be used for the upgrade. This is not all or nothing.

by Source 96.1FM in Falmouth, England, United Kingdom

"I use Studio 2 and it's in need of some new computers and better set-up for people." Eddie Callis, Presenter.

Come on in and take a look at our campaign. Choose from our great rewards at all levels of pledge from just £5, a win/win as you get something of value and we get funded, in some cases we can apply for match funding, doubling your contribution.

Source FM, community radio station for Falmouth and Penryn wish to make it possible for anyone in the community to be able to make radio programmes or participate in them. Our existing programmes are already made by a diverse cross section of the community, many of whom are registered disabled, however there are significant difficulties for some people with a disability to access the studio to record shows. 

Richard Jones in our latest video explains how hitting our target will help him make his Chargrilled show more conveniently  and without too much manouevering of his wheelchair to get in.

We need to modify the layout of the studio to make the mixing desk easily accessible, allowing wheelchairs (including motorised ones) to directly access the main presentation positions rather than turning to one side allowing limited room for manoeuvre. Currently support is often needed. We will also be upgrading the mixing desk and controls to a more modern, easy to use and accessible specification. Richard Jones in our latest video explains how hitting our target will help him make his Chargrilled show more conveniently  and without too much manouevering of his wheelchair to get in.

Why are we Crowdfunding?

Half of disabled people feel excluded from society, according to Scope. We want people of all abilities to be included in community radio in Falmouth and Penryn, but we need to make our station more accessible for presenters with accessibility issues.

Source runs on a shoestring budget and is volunteer-led and volunteer-staffed. To make big changes we need to raise additional funds. Crowdfunding seems to be the way to do that.

What is our fundraising goal?

With the basic target of £10,000, we will upgrade Studio 2 at Source FM to an excellent standard of accessibility, making it easy and convenient to make or participate in radio programmes.  

Source FM as part of our purpose as a CIC (Community Interest Company) and our licence from OFCOM, wish to make it possible for anyone in the community to be able to make radio programmes or participate in them. 

The target includes budget for converting the end of the studio, which is in a shipping container, to create a wall against which to develop the presenter and guest positions. 

We have set this campaign up to receive the money pledged whether we make the target or not. If we fall short of target, we will raise money in other ways to achieve the upgrade.

How the Money will be used

The costs of the project include converting the end of the studio for which a professional company will be used we are budgeting between £2,500 and £3,500 for this work. New equipment, including mixer desk, touch screens, wiring and assembly works out at around £4,500 to £5,500. The money requested also contains a contingency to allow for any extra costs encountered. Any surplus will go towards our stretch target goal below.

Stretch Goal

If we are oversubscribed, we will use any excess towards upgrading Studio 1 to run using the same easy to use equipment as Studio 2. This will make our live and recorded output more flexible, easy to use for non-technical people and ensure presenters only need to learn one set of equipment, and thus have a choice of studios from which to broadcast.


We have a range of rewards which are listed on the site, many donated by organisations or individuals and we thank them for their generosity. As we will receive the money you pledge regardless of achieving the goal, rewards will be fulfilled after the end of the funding period and we will contact you to arrange them.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£5 or more

13 of 100 claimed

Source FM Key Ring

A handy Source FM solution to keeping your keys organised whilst reminding you of your favourite Radi o Station.

£7 or more

1 of 2 claimed

The Hoodle CD Spo-dee-o-Dee

The Hoodle have donated 2 copies of Spo-Dee-O-Dee their latest CD. We recorded 'Spo-de-o-dee' LIVE at GCCHQ...Gorran Cricket Club Pavilion and added a few overdubs, with producer Simon Fraser, at his 'Woodside' studio in St. Austell. The CD normally retails at £10.

£25 or more

6 of 50 claimed

Stylish Source FM Tote Bag

Carry your papers or shopping with pride with our tote bag, exclusive to Source FM.

£25 or more

14 of 50 claimed

Stylish Source FM TShirt

Wear our name with pride on our Source FM branded TShirts. Be the envy of your friends. Be cool, man.

£45 or more

2 of 4 claimed

Learn Animation in Truro

Create your own animation in a 3 hour workshop with animator Johanna Roehr. You will explore a variety of animation techniques, such as claymation and cut-out animation, in Johanna' s Selfraising Studio at the Old Bakery in Truro. Suitable for little people and big people, mainly fun people but this can also help you turn into one of those! Each pledge = 1 place. Dates to be arranged with the group.

£50 or more

4 of 15 claimed

Afternoon wild sound recording workshop

Get out and about recording sounds in the open air, learning the skills of wild sound recording. This will be a group workshop, so you will be contacted to arrange a date for the group to meet up.

£50 or more

4 of 10 claimed

Cosmic's Half-day Outdoor Art Workshops (for 2)

Ever wondered what your own unique style of painting would be if you weren’t scared or could paint anything you wanted to? Now is your chance! All materials, tuition provided. Cosmic is an artist and has been facilitating art workshops since 2001. He works in many styles and media and his techniques are brave, bold and designed to make you feel at ease . Sensible, warm clothes, waterproof and 'paintproof'. Walking shoes. Bring a snack.

£90 or more

2 of 6 claimed

Stand up workshop and perform at the Poly

So you fancy being a stand up comic? Source can help. Stand up comic Colin Leggo will work with a group of up to 6 people, teaching them the skills of stand up including writing, delivering and being funny. The course will be over two mornings or afternoons on one weekend with homework, date and venue to be confirmed. Members can then choose a 5 minute slot at one of three Source concert nights at Falmouth Poly. Each pledge = 1 place.

£90 or more

1 of 2 claimed

70s and 80s Mobile Disco with Pirate Pete

Have a mobile disco at your party or event. 2 to 3 hour oldies disco with PA and lights preferably 70's 80s music presented by Source DJ Pirate Pete.

£100 or more

2 of 4 claimed

Source Takeover

Take over Source airwaves for one hour alongside one of our on air presenters who will provide support as needed. Play your favourite music, tell stories, read poetry or all of the above. We will need to ensure that OFCOM standards appropriate to the time of broadcast are upheld (no foul language, no inappropriate comment, n o extreme views).

£125 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Recording Session with Studio 35

4 hour recording session with Simon Neild at Studio 35. For solo artist or group.

£150 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Communicate your Business Message on air

A half day (maximum) workshop enabling you to understand your message and how to get it across in a 30 second commercial, an interview or a podcast. You know what you want to say but how to say it for maximum impact? Take a sponsorship package and we will create your message using the results from this workshop. Up to 3 people from the business can attend.

£150 or more

1 of 2 claimed

'Spiraliser' Wall Hanging with Light Show

Put together by our own Mike Hopwood, this is a slate base with periwinkle shells which illuminate and animate when plugged into a power source (mains or computer USB). A talking point in your reception area, office or home. Own something special and handmade. See update for picture and video.

£180 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Stylish weekend break in Cornwall

Two nights stay over a weekend for a couple (No children or pets) at The Painted Chapel, Chacewater, Cornwall. Owners will include ingredients for the winners to cook a supper, and a bottle of bubbly. Can also include a visit to artist Penny MacBeth's studio across the road. Dates to be agreed with owners.

£250 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Penny MacBeth Original - Castles and Roses

Great original art from Penny MacBeth. Castles and Roses’ from the ‘Horror Vacui’ Series, Penny MacBeth 2018, acrylic and metal leaf on canvas, dimensions 90cm high x 90cm wide x 3.5cm deep. Gallery Price £450

£10 or more

5 of 5 claimed

A Cake baked especially for you

Specially baked large cake - at least 20cm across and at least three layers or equivalent (some cakes rectangular). Chose: epic chocolate with chocolate ganache, lemon drizzle, Victoria sponge with jam and fresh cream or butter icing, carrot cake, Jamaican ginger cake, banana bread. GF or vegan can be catered for. OR 12 muffin/cupcake sized cakes. 1 week notice. Will deliver in 5 mile radius of SourceFM or can drop off at Source for collection.

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Natural Store Voiucher worth £20

Voucher for redemption at the Natural Store, Falmouth. Face value is £20.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Voucher for Meal for 2 at the Seaview Inn

Voucher worth £25 towards a meal for two at the Seaview Inn, Wodehouse Terrace Falmouth TR11 3EP.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£25.00 voucher for Provedore Resturant

Eating out in Falmouth? We have a £25.00 voucher for Provedore Resturant, 43 Trelawney Rd, Falmouth TR11 4RE in return for your pledge.

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Voucher for Activities at BF Adventure, Halvasso

£25 Family or Holiday Adventure Day voucher valid for one year and can be spent on any relevant BF Adventure event.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Tickets for four to Christmas.Time at the Poly

Christmas.Time 2018 - Near-Ta Theatre Charlie and Toby are feeling low. It’s Christmas Day and they’re serving time at Her Majesty’s pleasure. But why shouldn’t they be having a Merry Christmas in spite of their incarceration? What’s stopping them from creating Christmas around them? And so they set off on their festival of carols, Claus, Christ and custody… 4 tickets together for one night chosen from 20th - 23rd December

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Family Entry to NMMC for one year

Visit this impressive and friendly museum with boats from around the world, exhibitions and a childrens' play zone with special events during school holidays. Two adult and two child annual passes to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth. Valid for one year from issue.

£50 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Voucher from A1 Appliances

£50 vouchers for any service or product from A1 Appliances, Falmouth. We specialise in domestic appliance repairs and sales. We are based in Falmouth but cover all of West Cornwall. We offer an express repair service throughout the working week on most makes and models. We stock a wide range of brand new and refurbished white goods. If you purchase your replacement from us, we will refund 50% our call out charge.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

2 Hour Reiki Treatment or Meditation Tuition

Offered by Kellie Gilmour, Falmouth Natural Health Centre Traditional Japanese Reiki treatment is a completely safe and gentle therapy with a comforting and healing effect on the body as well as on the mind and emotions. Meditation is now acknowledged in the medical world to have proven beneficial effects on physical and psychological ailments,. It is an invaluable tool in the recovery from illness and maintenance of well-being.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

One to one Craft Workshop in St Ives

One to one full day workshop with Jo McIntosh - Textile Artist on a craft of your choosing from Jo's website or contact her to find out what else she can offer. Value is £120 and can be taken any time after the end of October this year or into next year.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Framed John Dyer print. Signed by Alan Titchmarsh

Another valuable art piece for your collection. Framed limited edition print from John Dyer. ‘Oranges and Lemons, Barleywood’ Signed by John and Alan Titchmarsh. The bright citrus colours, the oranges and lemons hanging on the trees. The beauty of Alan Titchmarsh's Barleywood garden recorded by artist John Dyer. This piece was selected as one of the official prints from John's residency there. Co-signed by Alan Titchmarsh. (picture in updates

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Retro Bluetooth Speaker

Bush DAC90A (1956) converted by local theatre maker Ciaran Clarke into a Bluetooth speaker. Original casing, Old damaged speaker replaced and connected with a new Bluetooth amp unit as well as fitted LEDs for that authentic old radio glow. It sounds really lovely. Picture in updates section (from main menu).

£125 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Studio 35 recording session

Simon Neild of Studio 35 will offer a 4 hour recording session at his studio (close to Lidl in Falmouth) for a solo performer or a band up to 5 members. Can be music or spoken word and would be a good way for a new act to get recorded material to promote themselves. Maybe something a parent or relative might buy as a gift.

£400 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Penny MacBeth Original Diptych

Great original art from local artist with a national reputation - Penny MacBeth. ‘Painting on a Dark Ground I’, Diptych (double panel) from the 'Horror Vacui' Series, 2015, acrylic & metal leaf on canvas, each panel dimensions 100cm high 69.5cm wide x 3.8cm, overall 100cm high x 139cm wide x 3.8cm deep. To be sold as a pair only.

£600 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Six Choughs Over Kynance by Chris Billington

Six Choughs Over Kynance, 12" x 12" acrylic on wood panel framed in white tulip wood. See picture in updates. An original piece by Cornish artist Chris Billington. Painting full time from his Cornwall studio, Chris Billington pursues his art with an absolute passion for bold and experimental use of colour and his contemporary art is a conduit that delivers a unique version of modern art into the 21st Century.

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