Wellingborough and Rushden radio station appeals for public votes

Nene Radio
Nene Radio

A community radio station is asking for people to vote for it to get extra funding.

Nene Radio community radio for Rushden and Wellingborough has applied to the Aviva Community Fund to help the station grow and continue in the community.

Founder Jase Shears said: “Nene Radio began broadcasting in February 2014 to put some community back to the community at first and until now it has been a close call with all fees and monies coming from myself.

“The time has begun were we are looking at community grants to assist us in finding a more permanent home and studio within Rushden and Wellingborough so as we can continue to have a more prominent place on the high streets and help us get more and more involved within these communities.”

The Aviva Community Fund was created by the insurance firm to help fund important community projects and groups.

Applicants first must gain enough votes from the public online to progress to the next round when a judging panel will award the funds.

The fund will finance over 362 entries across four different fund levels and four categories, spreading the awards to communities throughout the UK.

Nene Radio is entered under the community support category and is seeking funding up to £5,000.

To vote go to the Aviva Community Fund website.

Voting is open to UK residents until May 30. The judges’ results will be announced on June 29.