Supporting the Erewash community’s voice with its volunteer-driven local radio station

Support Erewash Sound
Former presenter Emma Snow - with BBC East Midlands Today (BBC logo is copyright of the BBC)
Amelia Salmons and Lewis Allsopp
Erewash Sound - award winning for its 'Iron to Iron' series

Erewash might be a small borough nestled between the cities of Derby and Nottingham, but it is one that can be proud of its talent and successes.

Thanks to quality training and real-world experience, Erewash Sound volunteers Lewis Allsopp, Emma Snow and Amelia Salmons have all recently proven their credentials by broadcasting from our studios in Ilkeston and earned themselves roles with the BBC in London, at East Midlands Today and Radio Derby respectively.

Erewash Sound has a track record for nurturing success, with 26 people so-far having left us for roles in the media industry – we’re proud but not surprised; you can get training elsewhere, but what we can offer is a real 24-hour FM radio station to get real experience.

In April 2024, we marked fourteen years of broadcasting to Erewash, with our volunteer presenters talking to local people every single day about what matters to them, giving a voice to local people, sharing their stories and playing a soundtrack of music they love.  Aged from 15 to 72, our volunteer team of presenters and producers range from school age to retirees, but all sharing a love of radio and the towns and villages we serve.

Our organisation is a not-for-profit community interest company, with over 40 regular volunteers, supported by two part-time employed roles to coordinate and develop the radio station’s activities.

In the next year, we aspire to develop our offer to the community through the creation of a newsroom, supported by a trained journalist to help local residents report and tell the stories happening on their doorstep.  

Through our accreditation with NCFE, this would also help inspire new talent with a recognised qualification in journalism.

In order to continue and develop our place in the heart of Erewash society, we are inviting organisations prominent in the community to become a corporate sponsor of our organisation.  We are aiming to raise £20,000 each year through corporate donations and would recognise your contribution by proudly showing your support at our studios and in our promotional materials.

Benefits from your corporate sponsorship:

£1,000

  • Your logo on a banner showcasing our supporters at every event we attend
  • Your logo on the wall in our reception area at the Media Centre - our studio base
  • Your logo proudly shown as a supporter on our website

£2,500

  • All items listed at £1,000 sponsorship, plus:
  • Promotion of any upcoming events for your organisation in our on-air and website ‘what’s on’ listings

£5,000

  • All items listed at £2,500 sponsorship, plus:
  • Sponsorship of a course in the Erewash Sound Academy, with your logo on all literature associated with the course
  • Sponsorship of the Erewash Sound kitchen with your logo on the door

£10,000

  • All items listed at £2,500 sponsorship, plus:
  • On-air we’ll announce we are “proudly supported" by your company name – every three hours, every day
  • Sponsorship of the Erewash Sound Academy Training Room with your logo on the door

£15,000

  • All items listed at £2,500 sponsorship, plus:
  • On-air we’ll announce we are “proudly supported" by your company name – every two hours, every day
  • Sponsorship of the Erewash Sound Training Studio with your logo on the door
  • Your logo proudly shown as a supporter on our promotional Erewash Sound car Melody

£20,000

  • All items listed at £2,500 sponsorship, plus:
  • On-air we’ll announce we are “proudly supported" by your company name – every hour, every day
  • Sponsorship of the Erewash Sound Broadcast Studio with your logo on the door, plus ad-hoc mentions by our presenters on-air
  • Sponsorship of our Internet stream on Alexa, announcing your sponsorship when a listener asks to “Play Erewash Sound”
  • Your logo proudly shown as a supporter on our promotional Erewash Sound car Melody
  • Your logo on all promotional material printed for Erewash Sound

We are an organisation that is passionate about our local area and would love to work with an organisation like yours to help us to continue to do this throughout the years ahead.  We know that you value your place in the local community and we would be very happy to arrange for you to visit us at the Media Centre in Ilkeston to find out more and see what we do.

Thanks for your attention. We look forward to hearing from you.

The team at Erewash Sound - a Community Interest Company

Contact us:  
Phone: 0115 888 0968
E-mail: info @ erewashsound.com
Social media: Find us on Facebook, X (Twitter), Instagram and Threads @erewashsound
Address: The Media Centre, 37 Vernon Street, Cotmanhay, Ilkeston. Derbyshire. DE7 3PD