Overview of our projects and our work with partners.


Platform, Producer, Partner for the Arts

Community media as platform, producer and partner for the arts was coined as a phrase during the development phase of a two year project led by the Community Media Association (CMA) in partnership with Arts Council England (ACE) and Voluntary Arts Network (VAN), this project as a direct activity ran Read more +

Connected Communities Collection

Connected Communities Media Collection

The Connected Communities Media Collection (CCMC) brings together community-made media outputs from Connected Communities projects across the UK. At the core of the AHRC’s Connected Communities programme is research to better understand the changing nature of communities and community values, and the role communities play in sustaining and enhancing quality Read more +


Sheffield Community Network

Sheffield Community Network worked with and developed existing media facilities within community centres, with the aim of promoting digital inclusion and economic engagement in deprived areas of Sheffield. The network developed and supported the establishment of several neighbourhood based Digital Media Centres, which in turn assisted new and existing Social Read more +

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Digital Switchover Help Scheme

The CMA was commissioned by the BBC, and working with Carillion plc, to enable specialist community radio programming that offered help to older people and disabled people making the switch to digital television. The help scheme website contains lots of information about the scheme and how it works. Stations involved with Read more +


Radio Nation

Radio Nation was an innovative project that ran for two years (2012-2013) to work closely with the NHS Blood and Transplant service and funded by the Department of Health. The aim of the project was to increase people from the black and south Asian  communities (Department of Health categories) willing to Read more +



Ten of our community radio members, from across the UK, produced programmes for Euranet (nine stations in English, one in Irish Gaelic), with all ten stations also broadcasting all UK-produced content. All other members of the CMA have access to and are encouraged to broadcast Euranet programmes produced in the Read more +


Reach Radio app

The Reach Radio app is available to current members of the CMA and our technology partners Exaget would like to extend two exciting offers to you. OFFER 1 – BE PAID FOR RUNNING ADS THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO SELL BE PAID FOR RUNNING ADS Yes, you have read that Read more +