Do Something Brilliant

Community Channel’s Do #SomethingBrilliant Week inspires people across the UK to share brilliant things and celebrate brilliant people

Share something brilliant

Do Somthing Brilliant, Community Channel’s flagship campaign, funded by the Big Lottery Fund is launching Do#SomethingBrilliant Week – set to take place from May 26th.

Built around the theme of sharing brilliant things – from experiences of taking part in local groups, to the brilliant things happening in your town or the brilliant person in your community. Supported with a week of original programming on Community Channel, and the Share # Something Brilliant competition online, Do #SomethingBrilliant Week reaches out to everyone in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to inspire others by sharing their brilliant things on www.dosomethingbrilliant.co.uk, Facebook and Twitter.

All around us there are stories waiting to be told and shared – stories celebrating the people doing brilliant things for their community or neighbours but who never get the recognition they deserve. Through the Do #SomethingBrilliant Week we aim to inspire and pioneer a new way of thinking about doing good and social action. The campaign engages people to do something brilliant – for the good of themselves and their communities – and share it to celebrate what makes the UK brilliant for us all.

Alex Kann, Director of Community Channel and Audiences, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing together audiences across the UK on Community Channel and through our partners for Do #SomethingBrilliant Week. Every day we are delighted by the stories people share with us and we love to share them through TV, online and social media. Do #Something Brilliant Week is a great way to kick off a summer of fun ways to get involved throughout your community.”

“Do #Something Brilliant Week is a great way to kick off a summer of fun ways to get involved throughout your community.”

Alex Kann, Director of Community Channel and Audiences

Media partners supporting Do Something Brilliant Week are drawn from Media Trust’s thirty corporate members including leading broadcasters, newspaper groups, digital publishers, social media platforms and advertisers.

Alongside this a week of original programming, including the five-part seriesThis Is Brilliant, showcasing the best stories from over forty episodes of theBrilliant TV series, will broadcast on Community Channel.

Also launching on May 26, the Share #SomethingBrilliant competition, will award the most brilliant story or person who has made a difference for a community. The winner (alongside the nominator) will both receive the Apple iPad Air 2 and will be filmed for a My Brilliant Moment on Community Channel. All entries should be submitted onwww.dosomethingbrilliant.co.uk/share by June 5 and the winner will be announced on June 10th.

Do Something Brilliant reached over 25 million people through its launch campaign and has inspired people to do thousands of brilliant things. It provides hundreds of charities and community groups with ways to raise their profile, reach new audiences and is inspire positive social action.

About Do Something Brilliant

Do Something Brilliant is the Media Trust and Community Channel’s flagship campaign, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, set out to celebrate all that is brilliant about the incredible, diverse and talented people who make England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland a better place for us all. With charities, communities and individuals throughout the UK, we’re working to tell the engaging and entertaining stories that inspire us all to do the little brilliant things that make a big difference. Over the course of three years, the Do Something Brilliant campaign has:

  • Engaged one million brilliant people
  • Inspired 50,000 brilliant actions
  • Amplified 5,000 brilliant campaigns

www.dosomethingbrilliant.co.uk

www.twitter.com/@dsbrilliant

www.facebook.com/dsbrilliant

 About Community Channel

Community Channel is the only channel for communities, charities and local stories.  It is available in 26 million homesacross the UK on TV and online. It broadcasts entertaining stories, inspiring series and pioneering documentaries that encourage viewers to Do #SomethingBrilliant to change their world. Community Channel broadcasts on Freeview 63, Sky 539, Virgin 233, Freesat 651, live online via www.tvplayer.com and www.tvguide.co.uk with catch-up through our website, YouTube, BT Vision and BBC iPlayer. Over two million people watch the channel each month. Community Channel is a Media Trust initiative, funded by the Big Lottery Fund: www.communitychannel.org.

 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 communication skills and resources through expert-led training courses and events, free professional support, film production, free online guides and resources;
  • Helping access audiences through Community Channel on TV and online, national news distribution and media partnerships;
  • Harnessing creative industry talent through media volunteers and media partnerships.

Our corporate members include: A+E Networks, AMV BBDO, Arqiva, BBC, Camelot, Channel 4, Dentsu Aegis Network, Discovery Networks Europe,dmg media, Endemol Shine UK, ESI Media, Facebook, Google, Guardian Media Group, Havas Media, ITN, ITV, Just::, MTV Networks UK & Ireland, Next 15, Saatchi and Saatchi, Sky, Telegraph media group, Time Warner, Trinity Mirror, Twitter, UBM, UKTV, Weber Shandwick and WPP.

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

 About Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund supports the aspirations of people who want to make life better for their communities across the UK. We are responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by the National Lottery and invest over £650 million a year in projects big and small in health, education, environment and charitable purposes. Since the National Lottery began in 1994, £33 billion has been raised and more than 450,000 grants awarded.

Full details of the work of the Big Lottery Fund, its programmes and awards are available on the website:www.biglotteryfund.org.uk

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