[cma-l] Corby Radio wins funding for Youth Academy

Ian Hickling transplanfm at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 5 09:08:43 BST 2017

Congratulations to Paul and Des in winning this prestige award to enhance your frontline Youth Academy which is also a major funder for your Community Radio station.

Ian Hickling



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From: News (Corby) <news at corbyradio.com<mailto:news at corbyradio.com>>

CORBY RADIO wins £3,000 from carrier bag charge fund

CORBY RADIO is delighted to announce it has "bagged" £3,000 from a Tesco funding scheme.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help funding initiative, which sees grants raised from carrier bag sales being awarded to thousands of local community projects every year.

Millions of shoppers voted in stores up and down the country. And it can now be revealed Corby Radio has been awarded £3,000.
Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.

The community radio station's Academy for 13-17 year olds needed to replace its ageing equipment - PC's, microphones and headphones – and this is now possible with this funding.

Previously the Academy has tutored many youngsters in the basics of broadcasting helping them develop their social skills in the process.

Des Barber, Corby Radio station manager, said : "We would like to thank Tesco and their Bags of Help scheme for shortlisting us as one of the organisations to receive funding, and of course a massive Thank You to the people in Corby and the north of the county who supported the cause by donating their blue tokens in-store. We now look forward to obtaining the equipment which will allow us to continue our valuable work with the Youth Academy at the station."

Alec Brown, Tesco’s Head of Community, said: “Bags of Help has been a fantastic success. We’ve been overwhelmed by the response from our customers. The great thing about Bags of Help is that local people are invited to decide how the money will be spent in their community. We can’t wait to see the projects come to life.”

Voting ran in stores throughout July and August with customers choosing which local project they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the check-out.
Since launching in 2015, Bags of Help has awarded more than £36 million across more than 7,900 local projects.

Tesco customers will get the chance to vote for three different groups each time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

Bags of Help criteria have recently been extended to include any project that benefits the community. Previously the scheme funded outdoor projects only.

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:  “Bags of Help continues to fund thousands of projects across the UK.  We want to ensure that the money raised benefits as many local people in as many different places as possible so we’ve extended the range of groups and projects that we can support.  The scale and variety of activities supported by Bags of Helps shows what can be achieved when communities are given the support and the encouragement they need to make change happen in their local area.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp<http://www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp>.


Issued by Corby Radio

For further information please contact: Stewart McNeill on news at corbyradio.com<mailto:news at corbyradio.com>


Bags of Help is supported by money from the sale of carrier bags in Tesco.

So far Bags of Help has awarded over £36 million to more than 7,900 local community projects.

For more information please visit: <http://www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp> http://www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

Corby Radio's OFCOM licence dictates that half of its income must come from sources other than advertising, such as fundraising, grants and donations.

More information on the station including its history can be found at corbyradio.com<http://corbyradio.com/>

Stewart McNeill
Corby Radio 96.3 FM
59a Corporation Street
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