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Global’s Make Some Noise reveals 2024 funding causes


Global’s Make Some Noise reveals 2024 funding causes

Global’s Make Some Noise has revealed how much financially it will be supporting good causes in 2024.

The official charity of Global, the Media & Entertainment group, has announced grants totalling over £2.6 million for life-changing projects in local communities across the UK. The funding provides a vital lifeline in communities – with the charities continued vision that nobody in the UK should face life’s toughest challenges alone, tackling issues such as mental health, poverty and homelessness.

Global’s Make Some Noise supports hundreds of small charities across the UK delivering vital support, many of whom are facing growing waiting lists and unprecedented demand for their services, whilst facing increased costs and a downturn in donations.

In a recent survey of the charities supported by Global’s Make Some Noise, 92% of the charities reported an increase in need for support in the last year, in some cases seeing demand grow by more than 50%.

This morning, across Global platforms, charities found out how much funding they had been allocated by Global’s Make Some Noise, for the majority it was enough to enable them to run their specific projects for two years rather than the one year that they had applied for.

The Heart Breakfast Show with Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakston

On Heart Breakfast with Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden, it was revealed that one of the charities Tiny Tickers would receive more than double the funding from Global’s official charity that they had been anticipating – all to help the amazing work they do, giving babies with serious heart conditions a higher chance of survival through early detection, and offering comfort and support to parents and carers who are coming to terms with these heart-breaking diagnoses.

Every year, grants are awarded to small charities across the country to help fund the vital services they offer. Since its launch in 2014, Global’s Make Some Noise has raised over £35 million, supported over 480 incredible local community projects and made a life changing difference to over 200,000 people across the UK.  

Over the next year, the funds will provide support to over 21,000 people across the UK through essential services including:  

  • 480 beds for vulnerable people and families living in poverty 
  • 2880 hours of physiotherapy for pre-school children with physical disabilities or delay – this could be learning to walk or how to kick a football   
  • 1800 specialist counselling sessions for people bereaved by suicide 
  • 1000 therapy sessions, providing mental health support for children, young people and adults living in poverty 
  • 150 children in paediatric intensive care, and their families supported through music therapy, providing some welcome distraction  
  • 540 people supported through the devastation of baby loss  

Capital Breakfast Show with Jordan North, Chris Stark and Sian Welby

In other Global news, the company has launched Capital Buzz! a brand new Gen Z digital brand. It’s a fresh identity for the hugely popular PopBuzz, combining the digital brand’s authority on all things pop culture and Gen Z with the scale of UK’s No.1 Hit Music Station, Capital. PopBuzz will be seamlessly integrated with Capital, to create Capital Buzz, launching this week.

Capital Buzz brings the online pop culture conversations to Capital, renowned for broadcasting the biggest hits from the world’s hottest music artists, and home of the All New Capital Breakfast with Jordan North, Chris Stark and Sian Welby. It will carry the latest music, TV, film, and viral internet news, as well as engaging interviews with the biggest stars, for Gen Z audiences.

Charles Ubaghs, Managing Editor, Global Player & Director, Digital Content at Global:

“This move massively increases the huge social reach of Capital, already the most followed radio brand in the world on TikTok. PopBuzz currently has an average 100 million social reach, with 350 million video views in 2023 across all platforms, and 40 million page views in 2023. It also has a massive 6.5 million social followers across all platforms. This new brand combines the buzz of pop and internet culture with the biggest artists and talent in the world.”

The digital brand will now be hosted under the Capital’s flagship website, as well having its own dedicated social channels. Capital Buzz will also continue to produce “Scroll Deep”, a comedy and commentary show featuring the biggest stories on the internet.

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