Conscious Sounds Radio | Launched: 2016 | Location: London
We create events or activities that focus on music and the arts. These events are all centred around a charitable core raising awareness and funding for causes that need help in and around our communities. By linking social activity with a charity, we hope to foster strong community ties and at the same time bring people together in a happy, safe and fun-filled environment.
Conscious is a culmination of 25 years of work within the community and voluntary sector and 30 years of raving. We believe that music unites people and that when united, people are a powerful force. We want to channel that power to create support for community based issues
These events are all centred around a charitable core focussing on raising awareness and funding for charities that need help in and around our communities. By linking social activity with a charitable cause, we hope to foster strong community ties and at the same time bring people together in a happy, safe and fun filled environment.
WHAT IS CONSCIOUS
Conscious is a Community Interest Company (CIC). Primarily we are an events management organisation that aims to provide fun ethical events that are positively impactful in the local community. Profits from our events are passed onto the designated charity we are promoting at the time, thereby aiding charities that need funding, but also driving awareness and visibility towards these worthwhile causes through the various channels we operate in.
Funding is becoming more and more hard to come by, especially for the less established and smaller charities. Often raising awareness of a charity, community concern or issue will be just as valuable as funding, as it attracts more service users, funders, volunteers or supporters.
Smaller charities do not have the budget to invest in fundraising as the national and larger charities do. They cannot afford to put on big fundraising events and are struggling to become sustainable because grants are more focused on the projects they deliver and not the core costs.
By working with Conscious as the the nominated charity, the cause will be promoted throughout the event period and beyond. We promote the event and the charity in tandem; driving traffic, donation and cause links, posts, broadcast and online (social media and website) for free. All our event attendees are made aware of how their money is being used to fund a charitable cause and we encourage them to spread the good word. Our fantastic DJs and artists also use their networks to get the word out.
WHAT MAKES US CONSCIOUS
We call it Fundraving. We inject fun into fundraising for worthy causes working with promoters of music events to develop a music night.
Supporting community groups and services to engage people in positive activities and come together to enjoy themselves is part of Conscious services.
Charities and community groups can work with Conscious to develop their fundraising events and celebrations. We provide an efficient service that understands the sector and financial constraints.
We are nurturing new talent by offering opportunities for young people who have a serious interest in music and events. We showcase new DJs at our events are looking for volunteers on a variety of levels to help build Conscious.
Volunteers can get work experience in marketing, graphic design, corporate sponsorship, promotions and event management. These opportunities could be a great way of getting involved in these sectors, building skills and knowledge. After 100 hours, volunteers will receive a reference, a community reward and this valuable experience can be added to their CV.