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Project information

Training Programme

Our project is to give local children and young people the opportunity to gain radio, broadcasting and media skills. They will learn how to make their own radio programmes and whilst they do so they will develop their communication skills, increase their self-esteem and improve their confidence.

January 2011 - December 2011

Charity information: Reading Community Radio

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  • Need


    A number of local children and young people are disadvantaged and lack the self-esteem and confidence to learn new skills. In learning these new skills, they will improve their communication skills, and they will gain transferable new skills which will in turn help them to seek employment.


    Whilst we continue to roll out this training programme through a series of workshops, we will be engaging with local schools to get children involved and allow them to help and contribute. We will also involve local young people to provide feedback on how to organise future programmes to ensure that we continue to meet their needs.

    This project will create a new generation of radio enthusiasts and presenters.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To run the first series of training programmes during 2011.


    » Run six training programmes during 2011 for local disadvantaged children and young people. Participants will plan the design of future programmes.

    What success will look like

    Success will be having involved 20 different special interest groups over the twelve month period and having involved all of them in the planning process.

  • Impact


    The training programme will increase the number of local children and young people interested in radio broadcasting. We will continue to work closely with local schools to encourage participants on the training programme and we aim to have 72 participants per annum.


    We have a heavy reliance on local tutors who could pull out of the project however, we have tried to deal with this by maintaining close links with a number of local organisations who could step in to deliver the training programme at the last minute. There is also the possibility that participants could also drop out at the last minute but we are maintaining a list of interested participants so that they can be substituted at the last moment.


    Funders will receive a quarterly report on the progress of the training programme and on the feedback received from the participants - which will be used to improve the future delivery of the training programme.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £53,609

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      Amount Heading Description
      £18,017 Development Developing and delivery the programme
      £4,839 Overheads Venue hire and sundry overheads
      £9,240 Assets Equipment for participants
      £21,513 Staffing Administrator
  • Background


    Reading faces the same problems as London. Reading has a diverse minority population, above the national average. The credit crunch and continued economic uncertainty has taken its toll with Reading experiencing the largest jump in Job Seekers Allowance Claimants in our region.


    Potentially all the local residents within Reading could be beneficiaries as Reading has a diverse minority population, above the national average, which both public service and commercial broadcasters have failed in terms of equality of access and provision of programming.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been working locally over the last four years and in that time we have developed a number of working partnerships with local organisations who will all contribute to the successful running of this project.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Eddie Winship

    Eddie has been working tirelessly over the last 10 years to develop community radio for Reading and has been a presenter on many radio stations.