From an initial group of five, the Broadcast 2040+ campaign has grown to include 30 organisations that recognise the important role played by broadcast services every day across the UK.
Their vision. To live in a world which enables everyone to access the life changing benefits that digital brings. Their mission. To end digital poverty once and for all by 2030 What they do… They convene, compel, and inspire collaboration for the UK & global community to lead sustainable action against digital poverty
Citizens Advice Cornwall is an independent charity and member of the national Citizens Advice Service. The organisation exists to offer free, independent, and confidential advice to everyone to help solve their problems and improve their lives – from consumer issues to problems at work and from benefit applications to debt relief and homelessness – they’re here to help everyone regardless of race, class, religion, politics or sexual identity.
Silver Voices is the UK-wide campaign organisation for the over 60s. With over 6000 paid-up members, and thousands of others supporting their social media channels, they campaign on all issues which have a major impact on the older generations, including pensions, health and social care and retirement housing. They led the successful campaign in 2022 to restore the Triple Lock on state pensions and continue to call for free TV licences to be restored to the over 75s. Members of Silver Voices determine their policies through regular surveys, and they are the only representative organisation wholly run by older people, for older people.
The Voice of the Listener & Viewer (VLV) is an independent, non-profit making membership-based charity, free from political and sectarian affiliations. VLV works to promote high quality broadcasting which maintains the democratic and cultural traditions of the UK. They support the independence, integrity and secure funding of the BBC and the work of broadcasters and programme makers who demonstrate commitment to the principles of public service broadcasting (PSB). Their UK TV/radio services are admired across the world, but UK PSB broadcasting is under threat. Funding has declined and they face losing something precious unless we fight to keep it.
In today’s switched-on world, companies – entire industries – are grappling with how to share data and content across a myriad of connected devices. That’s where Arqiva comes in. Fundamentally, they’re enablers. Behind the scenes, they apply their knowledge and expertise to stitch together technologies that connect broadcasters and utilities to their customers, and the content, data, information, and entertainment they want.
The Children's Media Foundation is dedicated to ensuring UK children have access to the best possible media, on all platforms, at all ages. The CMF is governed by a Board of concerned individuals. Its activities in various fields are undertaken by the CMF Executive who are all volunteers. The CMF is a not-for-profit organisation funded by donations from individuals and organisations. CMF recognises media is a powerful force that shapes children's lives. It can be detrimental, but also extremely valuable.
The British Broadcasting Challenge has two simple goals: To promote a wide-ranging discussion about the future of UK Public Service Broadcasting – its potential for good, its ability to transmit truth, its institutional place at the heart of the UK, and how it can be improved for the digital age. To have this debate in public.
Churches 4 Positive Change are made up of Pastors from various church denominations and community leaders in Wolverhampton. They formed as a result of the work that ‘Men 4 Positive Change’ delivered in the city over the past five years. They formed to respond to the rise in gang and serious youth violence in the city and aim to empower people to facilitate change.
County Durham Community Foundation is a charity and company limited by guarantee. It is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of a wide range of professionals who either live, work, or have an interest in County Durham. The work of County Durham Community Foundation is also supported by their President, patrons, and ambassadors.
The Cumbria Community Foundation are an independent local charity run by a board of trustees who are elected annually by their members. With the support of their founders they have made grants totalling more than £50m since inception in 1999. They provide a means by which people and organisations can make a difference to the most disadvantaged people in their community. Cumbria Community Foundation is part of a national and international network of community foundations. Together they seek to support people and organisations wishing to invest in the local community.
WorldDAB is the global forum for digital radio, facilitating the adoption and implementation of DAB digital radio. They are the global industry forum for digital radio, facilitating the adoption and implementation of broadcast digital radio based on DAB / DAB+. They provide advice and support on all aspects of the switch from analogue to digital radio including regulation, licensing, technical trials, network build out, marketing and production of new digital radio content. WorldDAB is a not-for-profit association with legal personality governed by Swiss law and by its Statutes.
Frontier is a pioneer in technologies for connected audio and the market leader in DAB/DAB+ radios and SmartRadio solutions. Powering over 50 million devices worldwide. Frontier provides a range of chips and modules, from turnkey entry-level solutions to sophisticated, highly configurable options, to leading consumer electronics brands. With its R&D centre in Cambridge (UK) and manufacturing and sales offices in Shenzhen (China) and Hong Kong, Frontier supports clients and consumers across Europe and Asia. Frontier is a Science Group (AIM:SAG) company.
The Local TV Network represents the interests of the 34 Ofcom-licensed local television services in the UK. Launched in 2013, Local TV covers localities from Belfast to Medway, Aberdeen to Bristol, delivering locally focused news bulletins on Freeview. They engage with local government, public bodies and media on numerous issues related to policies, relevant access and commercial agreements, on behalf of their services.
PBS is America's largest classroom, the United States' largest stage for the arts and valued window on the world. Loved for its quality output since 1969, PBS is a private, non-profit corporation funded by donations, which has been rated America's most trusted institution for more than 17 consecutive years.
Fix Radio - The Builders Station, is the UK's national DAB station made especially for tradespeople. Featuring trade influencers and presenters like The Bald Builders Breakfast with Brad and Sam (Britain's most followed builders on social media), and dedicated programming for individual trades such as carpentry, heating and plumbing and plastering, the station covers all aspects of life on site.
United Christian Broadcasters is all about making sure that every person, in every place, every moment of the day has the opportunity to hear, watch, or read the Word of God in a relevant and engaging way. We do this through 2 national DAB Christian radio stations (UCB 1 and UCB 2), a Bible devotional sent to your home each quarter (the UCB Word For Today), and a Prayerline team who are available to pray with you and for you (whatever your situation).
Focus4Hope is a registered charity, based in Brighouse that seeks to provide support for the homeless, elderly, isolated, and vulnerable in West Yorkshire. They were founded in 2016 as a community-based group of friends, who wanted to develop ways of collectively making a difference in the region. From these humble beginnings, the organisation has gone on to become a pillar in the local charitable community. They have had the great pleasure of helping thousands of vulnerable people in our area, as well as refugees in France. In their local region, they predominantly work with the elderly, the homeless, those who are fleeing domestic violence, and isolated/lonely individuals in need of support. They also operate a food bank in Brighouse, which delivers dozens of food parcels to people in our community each week.
The registered charity’s aim is to maintain its clients' independence and help them to continue to live at home and participate in community life for as long as possible. Through attending the day service hub, clients can have regular social contact, reducing social isolation and helping maintain mental abilities.
In operation since 1989, Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington has been offering a wide range of services, all tailored for the over 50's.
The organisation’s mission is – “to enhance the health and well-being of older people by promoting quality-assured activity, information and care; ensuring that older people have opportunity for choice and continued independence".
National Federation of the Blind of the UK is a registered charity founded by blind and partially sighted people in 1947 and is an independent, non political, self help campaigning group, which is still run by blind and partially sighted people.
With representatives in numerous organisations and committees, working with Local Authority and Government departments, it strives to improve the overall welfare and quality of daily life for all blind, partially sighted, deaf-blind people and those whose sight impairment is part of multi disability.
The British Entertainment Industry Radio Group (BEIRG) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that works for the benefit of all those who produce, distribute and ultimately consume content made using radio spectrum in the UK. Venues and productions that depend on radio spectrum include TV, film, sport, theatre, churches, schools, live music, newsgathering, political and corporate events, and many others. BEIRG campaigns for the maintenance of ‘Programme Making and Special Events’ (PMSE) access to sufficient quantity of interference-free spectrum for use by wireless production tools such as wireless microphones and wireless in-ear monitor (IEM) systems.
Sunrise Radio in its 34th year of broadcasting, was the UK’s 1st 24-hour Asian radio station and has remained the number 1 commercial Asian radio station during this time. It’s the UK’s only national commercial Asian radio service and is synonymous with British Asians, setting Asian culture in a Western context. Its importance to British Asians is unprecedented, it also provides British-born Asians with a link to their heritage through its content. It gives the wider community an opportunity to connect with this fast-growing, affluent population, at a time when diversity and inclusion are at the top of many agendas.
Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is an independent charity working in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin to offer support and services to older people. They work in the local community to help older people for 70 years. They have over 50 dedicated staff and over 800 volunteers helping them to deliver services and activities for older people in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.
Age UK Mid Mersey is an independent charity, that provides services and support to people aged 50+ in Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Warrington. They provide a ‘Living Well’ service based around four key themes: Health and Wellness, Social Inclusion, Personal Independence and Staying Connected.