Due to a sudden hike (141%) in transmission costs in October 2017, the radio station is facing a crisis and risk of closure. Crowdfunding is the only option open to us to raise funds to keep the station open. We plan to run a 12 week campaign to raise £18,000 solely for the transmission costs, beginning with a launch on in January 2018. The Management Committee of Betar Bangla have met and is in the process of creating a team to meet all the challenges of our campaign. We are going to lobby our advertisers and their business associates (the response so far has been very positive), big businesses in Canary Wharf and, over 300 members of our Listener's Forum. But we also need support from all our listeners. We have received support and guidance form Tower Hamlets Council and the Tower Hamlets CVS for this campaign.
Details of our first 4 pledges can now be found on the London Borough of Tower Hamlets webpage!
Check out these exciting projects and add your support here: https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/News_events/News/2017/September_2017/Are_you_a_parent_a_budding_coder_or_future_tech_entrepreneur.aspx
Well done to the East London Makerspace (ELM) for securing a pledge from the Mayor of London's Crowdfunding initiative!
Learn more about this exciting project here: http://www.eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk/news/politics/tim-promised-mayor-s-cash-to-turn-empty-basement-in-poplar-tower-block-into-recycle-workshop-1-5147699
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve made our first pledges through the Tower Hamlets Innovation Fund!! Pledges have been made to the following projects:
- Boxing for the Community London
- East London Makerspace (ELM)
- TransformShoreditch: Cafe & Arts Space
- Pop-up Compost
Congratulations to these projects! Discover more projects in your area and learn how you can support them here: https://www.spacehive.com/movement/our-tower-hamlets/projects
If you have an innovative idea and meet our eligibility requirements you can pitch to the Innovation Fund, further details can be found at the following link: https://www.spacehive.com/profile/londonboroughoftowerhamlets/funds/towerhamletsinnovationfund