Studio Accessibility Upgrade

We need your help to make the studios even more accessible to all which, as a community radio station is what we are set up to do.

£2,550 raised of £10,000 target 26 %
53 supporters 10 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 12:05am 1st October 2018

This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 12:05am 1st October 2018

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.

Rewards

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.



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