The Stronger Voices programme

Media Trust, in partnership with Equally Ours are delighted to announce that our groundbreaking Stronger Voices programme is back for a second year. Funded by City Bridge Trust, Stronger Voices has been specifically designed to strengthen the voices of equality organisations across the capital.

We are all equal and we all play a vital role in contributing to a fair and decent society. However, too often, the varied and valuable contributions being made by individuals and groups in communities up and down the country go unnoticed, or worse, are being misrepresented.

We need to change this.

We believe that when charities and communities are equipped with vital communications skills, they can better represent themselves in the media, advocate their positive work and achievements and increase understanding of the impact their work is having across the UK.

Strengthen your organisation’s communications capacity

Fifteen equality organisinations are currently taking part in this free six-month strategic communications programme.

The programme covers:

  • An introduction to strategic communications session.
  • Six training workshops for your staff and beneficiaries, covering a range of media skills and technique. Topics include: Communications for Change; Marketing Campaign Planning; Social Media; Get Your Story Into The Media; Media Interview Training and Storytelling.
  • A communications review and surgery session, undertaken with a dedicated team of media volunteers.
  • Networking opportunities with journalists, including a chance for you to pitch stories to the media.
  • The development of a targeted communications action plan.

Applications are now closed

We found the entire programme an absolute inspiration and have already started to implement the learning

Jenn Lewis, Director, Communities Empowerment Network

More about the wider Stronger Voices Programme

Together, Media Trust and Equally Ours aims to facilitate the wider sharing of communications best practice.

We do this by building connections between the media industry and equality groups that will lead to enhanced advocacy skills, improve access to platforms and ultimately, strengthen the voice of the wider equality sector.

Each year, 15 equality organisations in London will undertake a six-month structured programme of communications training and mentoring to strengthen their voices.

A well as the core six-month training programme, we will also provide 100’s of London’s equality organisations with free expert masterclasses and access online digital training guides designed specifically for this sector via the Media Trust Resource Hub.

Our second of our four masterclass is scheduled for Tuesday 21 May and will be delivered by Advertising Agency, McCann. Reserve your free place here. 

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the Stronger Voices programme or would like to recommend a specific communications area you would be keen for us to cover in a masterclass, please contact Project Manager Aimee Dorsett Browne.

In partnership with:

 

The Stronger Voices programme is a partnership between Equally Ours

Funded by:

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This programme is generously funded by the
City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust.

Our Corporate Partners

We enjoy outstanding support from the media industry. Our partners include: