Friends of Near


Friends of Near

What is Friends of Near?

We would like to announce to you a new project that Near Media Co-op is launching. Friends of Near is a way for you to support the community work of Near Media Co-op. As you may be aware we source funding from many varied strands as we do not get regular or ring-fenced state funding. While we have been fortunate to be able to draw on different grants from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and other sources we are always looking at innovative ways of getting a regular income, and also a chance to get our community more involved. And so, we’d like to introduce Near’s new project  Friends of Near , which we think will  give  friends and family the chance to actively support the community media work we love doing.

What we are asking from you?

We are asking you to commit to a donation €5 per month on a continuous basis. Anyone can become a Friend of Near such as the listeners of your programme or family and friends – so please tell them about this exciting project.

How do I join?

Joining is easy and there are a number of ways to donate.

Paypal :

Standing Order
How to set up a Standing Order

 Or you can call into Near’s office in Northside Civic Centre or ring Joe on 8671190 to get a hard copy of the donation form.

What next?

Once you have committed to Friends of Near, contact Near Media Co-op by calling in to the office in Northside Civic Centre. You can email or ring Joe at 8671190 so we can send you out your welcome gift of an exclusive Friends of Near travel mug and we can offer you a tour of Near Media Co-Op studios.

What will I see for my money?

If you’re a volunteer you will see new and updated equipment. The money raised from Friends of Near will go towards the upkeep and updating of all our equipment and allow us to keep independent voices from the community on air. We pride ourselves on using the latest Radio, TV and IT technology, but it’s expensive to keep.

And finally, thanks so much for all your support and dedication you are already giving to Near Media Co-op.  We really appreciate it.


Terms and Conditions

  • All personal information will be kept confidential. (as per data protection law)Donors names may be published or kept anonymous as they wish.
  • Payment will be accepted by way of standing order or paypal to a Near Media Co-op Account, collected on a monthly basis
  • The donation can be cancelled at any time by the donor or by Near Media Co-op.
  • Near Media Co-op is not obliged to take donations and does not have to give reasons why donations are not accepted from organisations or individuals.
  • No cash payments will be accepted.
  • No request for the return of a monthly donation will be accepted.
  • Being a Friend of Near does not entitle someone to become a Near volunteer or a Near Media Co-op shareholding member.
  • All funds will be used to support the upkeep and development of Near Media Co – op’s equipment and studios.
  • The amount collected will be available in the annual audited accounts of Near Media Co – op.
  • Near Media Coop retains the right to make changes to these polices.

Note: Near Media Co – op is a trading name for Dublin North East Community Communications Co Operative Society limited.  It is a community owned not-for-profit cooperative, registered with the Registrar of Friendly Societies.

Nearfm and Neartv productions produce and broadcast programmes about specialist music, arts, culture, history, heritage, local current affairs, sports, and minority issues and lots more.

Nearfm holds a broadcast licence with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI)