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Snap Something Brilliant

28 November 2014

Communities are invited to share their seasonal snaps…

Image of Snap #SomethingBrilliant posterDo Something Brilliant, delivered by The Media Trust, is Community Channel’s flagship campaign, funded by the Big Lottery Fund. The project encourages people to do the Little Brilliant Things that make a big difference in their communities.

To celebrate the campaign in the lead up to the festive season, Community Channel has launched a photo competition. All eligible pictures will be published as part of a gallery showcasing brilliant communities and will be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad Air.

Alex Kann, Director of Community Channel and Audiences, said: “The competition is a great chance to celebrate the success of the Do Something Brilliant campaign, so please encourage your communities, grantees and friends to get snapping.”

The Community Channel was created to bring charities and the public closer together. It gives charities the chance to showcase their work, help secure national and regional media coverage and generate more support, funding and volunteers.

Alex said: “We have Outreach Managers based across the UK who train charities, work on TV programmes and run advisory groups that help to shape campaigns for each region. In its first year we trained 130 organisations and more than a thousand charities used one or more of our services.

Almost every organisation we trained came away with new skills in media, communication and content production, with nine in ten of them, expecting these skills to enable them to better connect with their communities and supporters.

Around 450 organisations had their campaigns promoted through Community Newswire with 220 gaining new funding, volunteers or support thanks to the coverage they generated.”

This year, it is estimated that the channel will be watched by around ten million viewers.

Change Makers winner with caption Alex added: “Do Something Brilliant also has some fantastic  support from the media industry. For example, The Sunday  Times recently ran The Change Makers competition.  It  crowned Joe Dickinson (pictured) social innovator of the year  for his Call and Check service, where postal workers quickly  check in on people who need a bit of extra care.”

Michael Langmead, Big Lottery Fund funding officer (investments), said: “Do Something Brilliant can help our grant holders to raise the profile of their projects and highlight the brilliant work they do in communities. The project provides grant holders with additional skills, tools and platforms at no cost, in addition to showing them how to take full advantage of them.”

Snap #SomethingBrilliant is running until 16 December. To enter the competition, simply take a snap of something brilliant in your community and send it to @dsbrilliant through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #somethingbrilliant.

For more information click on Snap #SomethingBriliant


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