Let’s Get A Good Thing Going On will be broadcast starting Monday 18th December at 9.15am on BBC One, on Friday the 22nd Phoenix FM will feature.
BBC One daytime recently commissioned independent production company Outline to produce a series celebrating the positive impact local people can make in their own communities.
Let’s Get A Good Thing Going, which is being hosted by Kevin Duala, gives passionate local people the chance to pitch for funds to use towards positive projects that will benefit their community.
Each episode visits a different town, village or district where individuals or groups who are keen to start improving their local communities pitch their ideas, community group projects and social enterprises to a room full of locals for a cash fund, that the community themselves have contributed to. Once they’ve heard all the pitches, the audience cast their votes.
The pitch with the most support will be awarded the funds that will allow them to start work on their project immediately.
From schemes to help the elderly get to grips with life online to beach clean up projects; from lifesaving training in how to give first aid to heart attack victims to craft skills classes that help the unemployed back to work, every project is backed by a passionate local champion and has the potential to leave a lasting legacy for the community.
The series is inspired by crowdfunding initiatives that already operate in the UK and USA such as Detroit Soup.
Dan McGolpin, Controller Programming and Daytime, says:
“This series will inspire communities around the UK to consider what they could achieve for themselves by bringing local people together. I can’t wait to see the results.”
Carla-Maria Lawson, BBC Commissioning Editor Daytime and Peak, says:
“This series is a feel good show that captures the extraordinary energy of ordinary people around the UK who want to invest in their own communities. It demonstrates the passion people have for where they live and the change they can bring about by coming together".
Outline Creative Director Helen Veale says:
“We are really excited to be working on a project that has the chance to do genuine good for communities around the country.”
Tune in to see how Phoenix FM did!
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