A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US
Bradley Stoke Radio (BSR 103.4FM) is a Community Radio Station operated by volunteers, located north of Bristol and serving the towns and villages of Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke, Stoke Gifford, Patchway, Filton, Almondsbury and several others in South Gloucestershire and North Bristol
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Fundraising Campaign 2016
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP TO CONTINUE OPERATING
Bradley Stoke Radio is not only South Gloucestershire’s sole Community Radio Station we are also the only FM Radio Station situated in our region.
As a Community Station our funding is mainly sourced through grant awards and donations,
with a small amount generated from commercial revenue such as advertisements and
sponsorship (we are also restricted by Ofcom on just how much revenue we can generate
each year through commercial means). Due to changes introduced in 2015/16 to award
funding, both on a national and local level, we find ourselves in a position where
it has become increasingly difficult to secure funding for a non-
To rectify the situation we currently find ourselves in we have decided to take the step of applying for charitable status for Bradley Stoke Radio. Charitable status will open up many new funding opportunities for us and should help to ensure the long term sustainability of our station. However, although the process of applying for charitable status is straightforward and benefits from a relatively short turnaround time, in terms of potential funding it will be at least 6 to 12 months before we begin to see the benefits.
And this is why we need your help.
Many of you will be aware of our work within your community (for those of you who would like a better understanding of not only what it is we do but also of Community Radio in general then please take a look at a brief overview here), to continue to support our local communities we need to cover our running costs for the next 12 months. As it stands our core costs such as license fees, rates and rent are smaller than you might expect and are in the region of £15k pa. And this is what we are asking our listeners to donate towards.
If you could donate even as little as £1 you will be helping to keep our regions only local Community Station on the air.
Bradley Stoke Radio Needs Your Help
Donate £10 and receive a free Bradley Stoke Radio car sticker
Donate £15 and receive a free Bradley Stoke Radio tea mug
Donate £50 and appear as a guest host on the show of your choice
DONATE ANY AMOUNT
Donate any amount and help to support your local Community Station