Me2You Community Radio for Croydon

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Me2You Community Radio for Croydon

Me2You Community Radio for Croydon

Me2You Radio By Me2You Radio

To promote for the benefit of the inhabitants of Croydon (particularly but not exclusively of Pakistani, Indian, Latin and European origin) the provision of a community radio

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The CIC's objects (the Objects) are: To promote for the benefit of the inhabitants of Croydon (particularly but not exclusively of Pakistani, Indian, Latin and European origin) the provision of a community radio as a recreational facility for individuals who have need of such a facility by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances or for the public at large in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving the condition of life of the said inhabitants; To advance education in particular vocational education and training in radio broadcasting and media skills, techniques and work; To promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public and in particular by promoting good relations between people in the United Kingdom who are of differing racial, cultural or ethnic backgrounds and by providing information to those who may have difficulty in enforcing their rights

What we'll deliver:

  • We will reach out to the wider community through the media
  • We will educate and train members of the community on the radio
  • We will promote VCSO and Statutory organisations who currently find it difficult to reach out to BAME communities

Why it's a great idea:

The need for Me2You Radio is shown by the lack of a platform for the BAME community. Problems include the low number of BAME entrants into the jobs or education market and little or no uptake of media related subjects. The local youth are pessimistic about their future and there are growing instances of Anti-Social behaviour The local population – especially the youth – are pessimistic about their future and there are growing instances of Anti-Social Behaviour. Southampton City Partnership on Crime and Disorder reported in 2014/15 that ASBO was the second highest priority in the City. Members of these communities have no recreation facilities and morale is low especially with the younger generation who do not achieve well in education or employment. As such, the identified areas have become areas of high deprivation, low employment and high poverty indices. There are high instances of isolation, depression and low morale in the local population. Finally, there is low integration an

Steps to get it done:

  • Minority ethnic people, particularly of BAME origin, are less isolated
  • Minority ethnic older people experience improved psychological and physical well-being.

Members of these communities have no recreation facilities and morale is low especially with the younger generation who do not achieve well in education or employment. As such, the identified areas have become areas of high deprivation, low employment and high poverty indices. There are high instances of isolation, depression and low morale in the local population. Finally, there is low integration and high segregation between communities, the project will attempt to be a catalyst for better community cohesion and the reduction of localised tension.

Location Croydon

Croydon has 78 other projects and £905,000 in potential grant funding

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Council

London Borough of Croydon

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How will the money be spent?Total £22,513

Full time Station Manager - £15,360 (68%)
Consultancy and advice - £2,700 (12%)
training - £1,500 (7%)
recruitment drive for volunteers - £500 (2%)
website maintenance - £284 (1%)
Other - £2,169 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

68%
Full time Station Manager
£15,360
12%
Consultancy and advice
£2,700
7%
training
£1,500
2%
recruitment drive for volunteers
£500
1%
website maintenance
£284
10%
Other
£2,169
  • Spacehive fees
    £1,017
  • Transaction Fees
    £949
  • VAT
    £203

Total £22,513

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