Save Our Station - One of a kind in Calderdale

by Phoenix FM in Halifax, England, United Kingdom

£830

raised of £5,000 target

38

supporters
16% 24 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 30th July 2020 at 11:07am

Coronavirus has decimated our advertising revenue and we need your support so we can continue running our community and youth projects.

by Phoenix FM in Halifax, England, United Kingdom

We are Phoenix FM and we are the only independent radio station Calderdale, West Yorkshire. We have been there for our community for over 13 years, showcasing local artists, fundraising for local charities, promoting local businesses and keeping the whole of Calderdale connected. Now we are asking our community to be there for us.

The Problem

Due to coronavirus our advertising revenue has been decimated, and along with other loss of income, we are concerned about the long term impact this could have on our station. 

We have also just received the devastating news that we have been rejected for an emergency grant from OfCom, leaving us no option but to raise the money ourselves. 

We still have to pay rent, bills and licence fees. Our monthly outgoings are still the same, even in lockdown. We are so much more than "just a radio station" and we want to ensure we can continue running our youth and community projects, when this is all over. So we are asking for your help!

Why should you support us?

Did we mention we are the only independent radio station in Calderdale? Plus we're so much more than that!

We are a unique, not-for-profit community organisation that is trying to redefine who is "able" to do radio and which voices are "allowed". We work closely with special needs schools and we give people with disabilities the chance to have their own radio show. 

We also:

  • Promote local bands and artists
  • Give radio shows to other local charities and organisations (e.g. Overgate Hospice and Voluntary Action Calderdale)
  • Train disadvantaged young people in radio broadcasting
  • Take placement students from colleges, schools and universities
  • Visit care homes and broadcast with the elderly and vulnerable adults
  • Make AWARD WINNING board games to help local people suffering from dementia

We have won the National Community Radio Awards TWICE, won "Breakthrough of the Year" at the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards 2019 and have been awarded the Disability Confident Title through the Department of Work and Pensions.

How can you get involved?

Check out our awesome rewards and please pledge what you can. Any donation will be greatly appreciated and go towards keeping our station on air. Any additional money raised will go towards our youth projects, so we can help even more local young people. 



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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

Friend of Phoenix

You become a “Friend of Phoenix” meaning you not only get access to our awesome newsletter but also get priority song requests and shoutouts for the next YEAR

£3 or more

Newsletter subscription

You get access to our awesome newsletter, keeping you up-to-date with all of our amazing projects as a station. FOREVER.

£5 or more

Music Lover Raffle

For just £5 you will be in with the chance of winning a SIGNED copy of The Orielles latest record AND TWO tickets to Brodstock 2021 PLUS a super cool Loafers mug and some of their tasty coffee!

£5 or more

Foodie Raffle - NEW

For just a fiver you will be in with the chance of winning £50 worth of mouthwatering wine, cheese and cold meats from Pride and Provenance! x2 packets of British Charcuterie, x3 individual Cheeses from Cryer & Stott), x1 Tub of Olives, x1 packet of Peter’s Yard Sourdough Crisp Breads, x1Bottle of Wanderlust Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand), x1 Bottle of Fazzoletto Barbera Passito (Italy) - Free delivery up to 6 miles.

£10 or more

Friend of Phoenix

You become a “Friend of Phoenix” meaning you not only get access to our awesome newsletter but also get priority song requests and shout outs for the next 6 months.

£25 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Local Music Reward

Struggling to get your music out there? We will make sure your songs are played regularly and promote your gigs to our 80,000 monthly listeners around the world AND we will record a live acoustic session for you for FREE.

£50 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Podcast Initiative

Interested in starting a podcast? We can give you access to our wonderful podcast studio for 1 year and you can finally bring that dream to life.

£150 or more

0 of 7 claimed

Local business silver initiative

You will become the sponsor of one of our awesome WEEKLY shows and we will promote you for FREE for a year. Plus we will invite you on air to discuss your business, giving you a direct line to your local client base. That's as little as £2.90 a week!

£300 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Local business gold initiative

You will become the sponsor of one of our incredible DAILY shows and we will promote you for FREE for a year. Plus we will invite you on air to be interviewed about your business on a regular basis, giving you a direct line to your local client base. That's as little as 82p a day!!

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Local business platinum initiative

You will get our usual advertising air time at a HUGELY discounted rate (usually £3,000 per year) to promote your business for 6 months. Plus we will invite you on air to be interviewed about your business on a regular basis, giving you a direct line to your local client base.

£1,000 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Our hero

You are an absolutely incredible person and we will never forget this. In fact, we will name one of our 3 studios after you, with a plaque on the door and everything.

Let's make 'Save Our Station - One of a kind in Calderdale' happen

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