Friday 24 January 2014, 13:59
I joined the BBC Outreach & Corporate Responsibility department just before Christmas and the first project I’ve been working on is the Community Doorway Programme. Everything the team does is about connecting the BBC with audiences - particularly those we might find harder to reach otherwise – and the Community Doorway Programme is a great example of this.The Fairbridge Salford team pose for the camera.
It’s a new scheme where charities and community organisations can send us their ideas for one-off projects we can deliver together. We’ll be sharing the wide-ranging skills of staff from across the BBC to add benefit to the work of organisations in our community on innovative and exciting projects – especially those working with 16-24 year olds and/or groups that are considered to be disadvantaged or socially excluded. You can read more information in my post on the About the BBC blog.A skills sharing workshop.
The doorway is always open and organisations can apply at any time but we’ll be assessing the applications in four rounds – and the first round closes next week on 31st January! I’m looking forward to reading through the applications and working out where we can really make a difference. We’ll be prioritising applications from Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster, Salford and Greater Manchester as these are the areas where a lot of BBC staff work every day. All application information is on our website, including the application form itself.Project participant receiving an award at BBC Outreach & Corporate Responsibility event.
* BBC Outreach & Corporate Responsibility connects the BBC with audiences local to the sites where BBC staff work every day – specifically Salford, Greater Manchester and the two London boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster. The Community Doorway Programme is one of the ways we do this.