Support or Donate

Find out more about your local not-for-profit, Ofcom-licensed radio station and how you can support it.

There are financial some ways to support Seahaven FM. The radio station is only allowed to raise part of its funding through paid advertising. Local organisations advertise to maintain or increase their brand awareness and to reach new customers and clients. Some adverts give details of specific events and others support specific membership drives. Programmes and regular features can be sponsored too.

You can donate money to the running of the station, thus ensuring that our area continues to have a local radio station and the benefits which this brings.

Non-financial support includes liking and following Seahaven FM on social media, using the website - particularly the What's On listings - subscribing to our Newsletter and following our Blog,

Local Radio
Local radio plays a vital role in fostering community cohesion and connectivity, serving as a platform for local voices and creating a sense of belonging among residents. It is a reliable source of community information and, as we found during the pandemic and storms, is especially needed during emergencies to offer real-time updates and guidance.  Seahaven FM broadcasts on FM and on-line across population of almost 250,000 in East Sussex. We do this solely for the benefit of our local listeners, community organisations and local businesses. The familiar voices of local radio hosts combat loneliness and create a sense of trust and comfort, making it an integral part of daily life. In essence, local radio acts as a lifeline, linking individuals, businesses and organisations, enriching the fabric of community life. 

Running the radio station
Seahaven FM is run by a team of local people, who are mainly volunteers. The station actively encourages public involvement both through the volunteer scheme and through supporting individuals to develop their personal skills. Some volunteers do not wish to go on air, and they fulfil a valuable role helping with admin, research, updating website information and clerical support.
 
Unlike commercial enterprises Seahaven FM is incorporated as a not-for-profit company, Although, affordable advertising for local businesses plays a critical role to help cover the day to day running costs of the station, it is also funded through sponsorship, grants and donations.

If you believe that having a local radio station is important to our area (whether or not you listen to and enjoy the programmes), we would welcome a one off or a monthly donation of any amount to go towards the running of the station.

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