Penistone FM 95.7 up for The People’s Projects Lottery TV Vote

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Penistone FM and their training project “Evolve” is one of only five groups in South Yorkshire that have been shortlisted to compete for the public vote and up to £50,000 of Big Lottery cash in ITV’s The Peoples Projects TV competition.

Penistone FM will make a bid for viewers support to win the £50,000, with the public voting online to decide who wins the prize. On Monday 29th February 2016 Penistone FM will highlight on the ITV Calendar news programme from 6.30pm its “Evolve” training programme which focuses on self – confidence and radio skills for people of all ages in the local community around Penistone. People will also be able to vote from this date until noon on Sunday 13th March to support the only nominated project in Barnsley and Penistone.

Martin Sugden, Volunteer Training Manager, states; “Our Evolve training project at Penistone FM aims to make community radio more accessible to local people and give new communication skills or interests to rural isolated villages. We want to be able to offer local people the same chances to learn new skills, enjoy a fun social activity and make new friends. If we win, the money will be used to provide more training, practical work experience and taster sessions to local people and any young people wanting to gain experience in the media industry or other job. We will also be able to provide new equipment to capture people’s views in the heart of the community to ensure their voice is heard”.

To support Penistone FM 95.7 and help it ‘Evolve’ please visit and vote for Penistone FM 95.7.

Penistone FM Poster


Contact: Andrew Millner


Tel: 01226 764646


Note to editors

Penistone FM 95.7 is a local community-based radio station run by volunteers broadcasting to the market town of Penistone and its surrounding villages to the west of Barnsley. They train local people in radio skills such and presentation and interviewing to help them gain confidence and make a difference in the area. They work with local schools and colleges to give students a helping hand into a career of their choice through radio skills. Direct skills learnt are communication, team building, and self-esteem.

More information on Penistone FM can be found at You can also follow Penistone FM on twitter @penistonefm

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