Posts Categorized: Campaigns

Community Radio Station Supporters’ Scheme Survey

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Education, Radio Industry.

The Community Media Association is conducting a quick survey into the relative value of different sources of income, other than grants and contracts, for community radio stations. We are particularly interested in supporters’ subscription schemes, ‘friends of’ arrangements and paid memberships. Only Q1 is compulsory and you are free to Read more +

Media Against Hate video contest – Announcing the “Favourite 5”

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Events.

March 21st, 2017 Media – in all their forms – play a crucial role in the shaping of identities, in the promotion or inhibition of dialogue, solidarity and recognition. Which strategies and tools can empower counter-narratives and challenge mainstream perceptions of refugees, of migration, of marginalized groups in general? The Media Read more +

Media Against Hate – project launch

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns.

Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) is partnering with the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), ARTICLE 19, Media Diversity Institute (MDI), Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA), Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti (COSPE) and Community Media Institute (COMMIT) in the Europe-wide campaign Media Against Hate, to counter hate speech and discrimination Read more +

Community Media, Social Housing and the NHS Sustainability & Transformation Plans – An Opportunity to Change the National Wellbeing Landscape?

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Education, Funding.

For those of you who were able to attend the CMA’s Community Media Conference this year, you will know that one of the principal discussions concerned the role of community media as an essential partner in enabling and improving social change and wellbeing. Although I don’t come from CM I Read more +

Community Media Changing Lives – CMA Strategy 2016 – 2021

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Community News, Policy.

The digital revolution has brought media production into the hands of many people, but not always the opportunities to create, share and consume content on community-owned, not-for-profit platforms. Not content with simply being the audience, or subject matter, communities around the UK want to tell and distribute their own stories. The Community Read more +

Soundart Radio up for The People’s Projects Lottery TV Vote

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Funding, Radio Industry.

“We are delighted that our project, Feeling Sound has been shortlisted as one of the People’s Projects for our region” writes Lucinda Guy of Soundart Radio. Feeling Sound is just one of five selected projects who may receive up to £50,000 of funding from the Big Lottery. It’s up to everyone Read more +

Government relaxes funding rules and extends licences for up to five years in move welcomed by community radio stations

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Licensing, Radio Industry.

Community radio stations across the UK are set to benefit from a package of changes that will help them thrive and continue to provide a valued radio service to their local communities. Current rules mean there are strict financial limits in place on how much income the 217 community radio Read more +

Community radio and transnational encounters

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Radio Industry.

Community radio and transnational encounters       A note by Peter Lewis & Caroline Mitchell, December 2014 The HERA-funded, three-year Transnational Radio Encounters (TRE) project ( has now entered its second year. TRE’s seven partners, from the UK, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands, have been looking at the way radio has been Read more +

DCMS Consultation on the future of community radio

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Policy, Radio Industry.

DCMS has published its consultation on community radio.  The deadline for responses is 23rd April 2014. Below is the link to the consultation document: We urge you all to respond to this consultation, whether as a licensed station or other interested party, and where possible to copy your response Read more +

DCMS Consultation – Media Ownership & Plurality

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Policy.

Media plurality is about the information that people consume on a daily basis, which informs their views and perspective on the world. ‘Media plurality’ means having a diversity of viewpoints available and consumed across the media. In line with Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport Read more +

Policy & Campaigns

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Policy.

The Community Media Association actively campaigns to ensure a better deal for Community Media.  We do this by making sure that Government, Ofcom and other key stakeholders are aware of the Community Media sector’s perspective on key policy issues. In this section you can find out more about our achievements, Read more +

Gateway to voluntary sector research launches

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Education, Policy, Resources.

A new one-stop knowledge resource for the third sector has been launched to bring together evidence on subjects that include policy, social and economic impact and funding and will help inform the work of researchers, policymakers, academics, frontline service providers and other VCS stakeholders across the country.

General Election Press Release

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Funding, Policy.

The Community Media Association calls on all prospective MPs to back the community radio sector and other forms of community media in the new Parliament by recognising the economic and social impact of the sector and supporting strategies to increase the resources available.