Gfm awarded more than £100,000 National Lottery Funding

Community station Gfm has received £106,367 National Lottery Funding to upgrade studios and to develop outreach and training programmes.

Gfm is a volunteer led radio station for Glastonbury, Wells and Street and its presenters will all have an input into the new refit. For a number of years, the studios have been in need of a complete equipment and furniture upgrade including giving better access to those with physical and mental health issues.

It’s hoped the refurbishment will help many people feel less isolated and better connected to their communities, with opportunities to get involved in the radio station and learn new skills.

Station Manager, Joanne Schofield said: “The desire to develop the outreach and training aspect of the radio station was a major focus of the bid.  The space and equipment had not been fit for purpose for some time.

“Gfm is so much more than what comes out of your speakers, so many people think radio is just about playing music.  In fact, there are so many transferable skills that are enhanced and learnt by making radio programmes from learning interview techniques and research skills to improving confidence and communication abilities.”

The funding will also secure Gfm’s other essential running costs for the next three years.

Posted on Thursday, April 20th, 2023 at 3:44 pm by Steve Collins

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