Aviva Community fund supports local community projects and we need your vote in order to try and win £10,000 so we can provide an education room for local students.
Our responsibility is to inspire and influence our community in the best way possible with our services within our organisation.
We will actively encourage direct participation by volunteers in all aspects of the station activity and we see clear benefits here for both Flex FM and for those who contribute.
• We will continue to proactively engage with local community groups to form media partnerships allowing the station to add value to their work. These will be mutual agreements working together for the benefit of the people of the boroughs we serve. There will be no barriers to anyone with an interest or aptitude from becoming involved.
• By partnering with local schools and colleges, training opportunities will be offered to help develop the confidence levels, skills and talents of volunteers.
We already provide opportunities for disadvantaged local people in the form of training courses and ‘hands on’ voluntary involvement with the radio station. Flex FM offers a unique learning environment characterized by an open-door policy, informal atmosphere, participatory ethos and a commitment to equal opportunities. It allows for a practical and flexible teaching method, giving options for those who may have found a more formal approach to learning unsuccessful.
Flex FM is an NCFE & ASDAN approved training centre, providing a selection of courses. All training will take place at our premises in the same site as the radio studio and recording studio we work closely with.
The funding that we are applying for is for an educational training room and facilities to provide the courses and educational training for local people with additional needs or who are susceptible to social inclusion.
We want to extend this training programme to the five boroughs that we are associated with, Wandsworth, Merton, Kingston, Sutton and Croydon.
It is free to vote all you need to do is register (simply your email address and your name).
Go to www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view4-2203