A new campaign showcasing the work of some of the most inspiring community and volunteer projects from across Scotland is being launched this evening (9 APRIL).
Do Something Brilliant is the Community Channel’s new flagship campaign which helps to amplify the brilliant work charities are doing across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It will celebrate local charities, communities and individuals and inspire audiences to make small changes that make a big difference to themselves or their community.
The campaign is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and is driven by the Do Something Brilliant website where a whole host of ‘little brilliant things’ are housed. Do #SomethingBrilliant promises something for everyone from green-fingered enthusiasts or those interested in creative pursuits, to those looking to throw a street party or even just have a chat with their neighbour. The website will be supported by national television channel Community Channel, who will broadcast the most engaging and entertaining stories from local people and communities in order to inspire local action.
Alexander Kann, General Manager and Editor of Community Channel, said “At Community Channel we’ve seen the incredible difference that people make to their communities across the British Isles and we want to encourage and inspire more of it. We are celebrating these stories from communities across Britain in our Brilliant Britain programmes and in our My Brilliant Moments shorts, so if you want to showcase the fantastic work you’re already doing or find out ways to Do Something Brilliant in your area, get in touch with our team.”
Maureen McGinn, Chair of Big Lottery Fund Scotland, said: “Through our funding, thousands of projects across Scotland are doing amazing things to improve the quality of life of people in their communities. Do Something Brilliant is an exciting initiative that will highlight further this sterling work by giving groups new opportunities to share their stories with a wider audience.”
Local groups can get involved in the Do Something Brilliant campaign through Twitter @dsbrilliant or via Facebook at Do Something Brilliant.