Funky.SX are pleased to announce that on Thursday the 28th of November they were awarded £50,000 as the Bonus winners of ITV’s Peoples Millions.
This lottery grant will now enable them to launch their volunteer run DJ/MC and music production Academy workshops for the young and underprivileged youth of the area.
A spokesperson said: “This money will now help us launch a youth led Urban/Dance music radio station ‘Funky FM’ on to the airwaves of Essex.
“Essex has a huge underground music scene and many of our young live and breath music. We need to help them and advance their skills further. Our ultimate goal is to launch a legal Urban/Dance station for Essex ‘Funky FM’ which will provide a long well overdue platform for our local multicultural community. Something we have been working towards for many years.
Our next step is to find a suitable base to work from and another appeal to radio regulators Ofcom to allow us submission of our completed licence application for a FM community station covering SE Essex. London has many youth led Urban/Dance community stations – Essex has none!
“From all the team we would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone that picked up the phone and voted for us and all our supporters on social media inc. Essex police, celebrities from the music scene, and local politicians.
“Watch out for the launch of our volunteer run ‘Funky Academy’ workshops at various schools and youth clubs in the area and for the latest updates and registration forms please go to our website.”