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Corporation Pop delivers website for the ‘Do Something Brilliant’ national campaign

Corporation Pop have been appointed by Community Channel to design and build a website to support ‘Do Something Brilliant’ - a national campaign which launches on 25th February 2014.

The campaign, run by Community Channel and funded by the Big Lottery Fund, champions communities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and aims to inspire people to do something brilliant in their own lives that will make a big difference to themselves and the people around them.

Do Something Brilliant is driven by the website, www.dosomethingbrilliant.co.uk, where a whole host of 'little brilliant things' are housed to celebrate what’s on offer locally and provide suggestions for people to get involved. Visitors to the site can upload their own ‘little brilliant thing’ and comment on those submitted by others. They can register their intention to do something similar or note that they’ve done the same thing.

An ‘inspiration’ section gives tips and ideas on how to create your own ‘little brilliant thing’ whilst videos from Community Channel feature the best charity and community from around the UK. Content is categorised into one of the four campaign strands (‘active’, ‘creative’, ‘green’ or ‘together’) so that visitors can search for activities by both type and region. Corporation Pop have also built a social media scraper which searches Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for content tagged with the hashtag #somethingbrilliant and then pulls it in to the site where, after moderation, it appears in the appropriate ‘brilliant thing’ category.

Dom Raban, Managing Director at Corporation Pop said, “We’re honoured to have been asked to work on this important national campaign and we’ll be keeping a close eye on the site as it grows over the next three years.” 

“Partnerships are at the heart of our Do Something Brilliant campaign and the generosity of Corporation Pop in both terms of time and resources has been imperative to ensuring this campaign a success. The interactive nature of the website is what’s core to creating conversations between charities, communities and individuals and it’s this factor which is integral to help to inspire others to do #somethingbrilliant”, adds Nicola Morris, Head of Online at Community Channel.

Community Channel is owned and run by Media Trust, a national charity that believes in the power of media to change lives. They work to support charities and communities across the UK to improve their marketing and communications skills through training, film production, distribution and provision of free resources.  This is the second project Corporation Pop have delivered for the charity, having re-designed Media Trust’s own website last year.

The ‘Do Something Brilliant’ website launches on 25th February 2014 and can be found at http://www.dosomethingbrilliant.co.uk

For more information on Corporation Pop visit www.corporationpop.co.uk.

For media enquiries please contact: Kerry Thorpe, e:kerryt@mediatrust.org, t: 07905 041 329

About Media Trust

At Media Trust we believe in the power of media to change lives. We work with the media industry to empower charities and communities to have a voice and be heard. This is achieved by;

 

  • providing communications skills and resources
  • helping access audiences
  • harnessing creative industry talent

 

Our corporate members include A+E Networks, Aegis, AMV BBDO, BBC, Camelot, Channel 4, Daily Mail and General Trust, Discovery Networks Europe, Google, Guardian Media Group, ITV, Just :: Health Communications, MTV Networks UK & Ireland, News UK, PHD Media, Sky, Time Warner, Trinity Mirror, Weber Shandwick and WPP.

For more information visit www.mediatrust.org, or follow us @Media_Trust

About Community Channel

Community Channel offers an entertaining mix of inspiring community stories, uplifting series and ground-breaking documentaries. A unique home for untold stories from the UK, Community Channel encourages people to Do Something Brilliant and change their world. Community Channel broadcasts round-the-clock on Sky 539, Virgin TV 233 and Freesat 651 and between 2am and 8am on Freeview 63. The Channel’s website presents richer resources online and an extensive on-demand service can be accessed through the website, YouTube, BT Vision and BBC iPlayer. Community Channel is a Media Trust initiative, funded by Big Lottery Fund. For more information visit www.communitychannel.org @ComChanTV #somethingbrilliant

About the Big Lottery Fund:

 

  • The Big Lottery Fund, the largest distributor of National Lottery good cause funding, is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised for good causes by the National Lottery.
  • Big Lottery Fund is committed to bringing real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need and has been rolling out grants to health, education, environment and charitable causes across the UK. Since its inception in 2004 awarding close to £6bn.
  • Since the National Lottery began in 1994, 28p from every pound spent by the public has gone to good causes. As a result, over £30 billion has now been raised and more than 400,000 grants awarded across arts, sport, heritage, charities, health, education and the environment

Full details of the work of the Big Lottery Fund, its programmes and awards are available on the website: www.biglotteryfund.org.ukBig Lottery Fund Press Office: 020 7211 1888, Out of hours: 07867 500 572, Public Enquiries Line: 08454 102030, If you have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact us using Text Relay at 18001 plus 0191 376 1776