Please donate to help us raise funds to unlock our charity grant to help community groups

Mayville High School, Portsmouth Advertisement
Mayville High School, Portsmouth Advertisement
Mayville High School, Portsmouth Advertisement
Fundraising Appeal

Independent news outlets like the Meon Valley Times – owned by local people and reporting for the community – are under threat of closure, turning British towns and villages into virtual news deserts.

So we’re taking part in Indie News Week, a chance to raise the profile of publications like the Meon Valley Times, dedicated to delivering quality news to their communities.

Spearheaded by a charity, the Public Interest News Foundation (PINF), the ‘No News is Bad News’ campaign aims to combat this by showing how a well-informed community is more able to act together to shape its own future.

Local news is fundamental to a healthy democratic society and invaluable in helping to create strong communities.

PINF has awarded the Meon Valley Times with a £400 grant so that we can run FREE local training sessions for community groups, clubs and non-political organisations to help them get their messages across and engage in issues that matter to local people.

To unlock the grant we need to get at least £400 in donations to match fund the grant. You can donate anything from £5 upwards by clicking here. Any donations received above our target will be used to boost local news coverage and for future training. Thank you 🙂

You can read more about the Meon Valley Times and Indie News Week by clicking here.

Mayville High School, Portsmouth Advertisement
Mayville High School, Portsmouth Advertisement
Mayville High School, Portsmouth Advertisement