Your chance to become the Charity of the Year
Recipients benefit from direct fundraising support and have their profiles raised through KM Group newspapers, kmfm radio and websites.
The Kent and Medway Charity Team annually seeks nominations for each of the local areas covered by the KM Group.
Nominations are now closed for 2014, and will re-open later in 2014 for nominations for 2015.
Once nominations close each year, editors in every community choose one charity to support throughout the coming year. This involves fundraising events and publicity in newspapers, radio and on both the Kent Messenger’s websites and the KM Charity Team’s sites.
During the nomination window, you can tell us about your charity or organisation and why you feel you would benefit from being the editor’s choice and let us know how you would make the most of this opportunity.
What you can expect
The KM Charity Team will stage a variety of activities and events across Kent to support KM Group charities of the year. Events include:
- Fundraising. We will stage brain and brawn challenges such as abseil, water zorbing races, record breaking Big Quiz nights and our annual dragon boat race. All of these could earn your charity funds.
- Profile. KM Group news teams will provide publicity through KM Group newspapers, websites and kmfm radio stations.
What we expect
The KM Charity Team is hoping for active charitable partners who will make the most of the opportunity being named as Charity of Year will present. Charities nominating themselves for consideration should consider:
- How they can help promote the events staged by the KM Charity Team directly to their own members, supporters and corporate sponsors. How they support the fundraising events on the day.
Type of projects considered
Currently editors are open to all suggestions and ideas but the key issue is location. The project you wish to be supported must be within the circulation area of the KM Group newspaper you are applying for support.
Applications have now closed for 2014. An evaluation panel meets to make the selection, ensuring the Charity of the Year for each area is notified in November. The Charity of the Year period runs for the calendar year.
Dates for KM Charity of the Year 2015
Deadline for 2015 closes at midnight on Monday, October 20.
Editors make their decision by close of play on Monday, November 3.
Charities of the Year are announced on this website on Friday, November 7. Successful charities invited in to be briefed week starting November 17.
Note: The annual KM Charity Team Forum is staged in early October to provide causes with an opportunity to learn top tips about the key information to add to their charity of the year submission. We recommend you attend this session.