Salford City Radio

Funding to keep a widely-acclaimed radio station on the air and serving the local community

We did it!

On 3rd Apr 2017 we successfully raised £6,535 of £5,000 target with 113 supporters in 56 days

WOW!!! We have already hit £5 thousand THANKYOU! Now crowdfunder itself has looked at how much you are donating and has suggested a new 'stretch' target all of its own - let's see if we can hit it!

We need your help to continue running our community radio station.  Please read on and join us!

Because without your help this station will close -  because we no longer have sufficient  grant-funding to keep the station going.

Our volunteers work very hard; we have some advertising revenue and even a little sponsorship; but in spite of all that effort, we still need your help to keep our celebrated station going.


Communication is often described as a skill, a talent for getting your message across and influencing change.

For the volunteers at Saford City Radio it's the medium of radio that literally keeps them communicating, switched on and "On Air ".

We want to maintain this voice in our community and make a full contribution in helping to change and improve people's lives.

But Salford City Radio will need your help if we are to continue to broadcast and manage our passion in the future.


This year we are celebrating 10 years of succesful and nationaly-recognised local broadcasting - culminating in being awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2016. But we are running out of funds to renew our Ofcom licence and replace our worn-out studio equipment.

We want to continue to serve and expand in our local community providing training, learning and development opportunities, and a wide range of volunteering roles. The station has already supported over 400 residents as they explore and develop careers in the media and other industries.


  • Pay annual broadcast licence fees 
  • Replace studio equipment and computers
  • Run training courses
  • Provide opportunities for everyone in the city.

The reality is that in common with other community enterprises it is increasingly difficult to find and keep funding. Our partners provide great support but we need cash to keep going.

We are seeking to raise funds alongside contributions from our 83 members, commercial supporters and the invaluable in-kind backing from Salford City Council.


Community radio works in our city. We have a wonderfully diverse population and an exceptional cultural output. Salford City Radio as a community led and community serving resource is an ideal mix which embraces the city's culture and diversity.

Our volunteers are fully committed to ensuring we remain on air.  


Your support would help us do that; maintain a local resource;  and allow us to help and encourage other Salford residents to find their radio voice.

Your funding is solely to enable us to stay on air, so please be generous.

Your contribution will make a real difference to the people of Salford.

Thank you for listening and supporting  94.4 FM

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