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YOUR PEOPLE, YOUR PLACES, YOUR NEWS, 24/7-52 weeks of the year on www.llanellionline.news  www.walesnewsonline.com www.carmarthenshirenewsonline.com www.ceredigiononline.com 

And our latest edition launched in late 2020, Llanelli Talk Radio, which had over 40,000 listener sessions in 92 countries in October 2020.

 

Llanelli Online is a community interest company (CIC). We are a news and media publishing company. We have had support from Welsh Government, Google and PINF.

  • There is a thirst for local and regional news
  • The site has been listed as a ‘beacon’ for the town by Cardiff University’s Centre for Community Journalism.
  • To date Llanelli Online site has had 3,408,828 visitors (as of October 2020) and our recently launched site Wales News Online has had over 1,100,000 visitors (as of October 2020).
  • All this through the work of our volunteers, many of which have been students of journalism.

We Are Expanding Our Local News Service For Llanelli and South West Wales

  • Llanelli Online CIC captures the local and national news using the latest technology while remaining true to the traditional values of journalism
  • Our aim is to help other communities establish their own hyperlocal news sites and radio stations
  • We are unique because we can provide regional, community-centred news, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the touch of a button or the click of a mouse
  • Our volunteers include students of journalism and people interested in providing a local news service. 

How Can You Help Us Develop And Improve Our Service?

If you would like to make a contribution please subscribe here; You may cancel your subscription at any time by  using the contact form

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 #SaveIndependentNews

  • To be able to  maintain and progress Llanelli Online, Wales News Online, Carmarthenshire News online and Ceredigion Online we need to raise £30,000 to expand our news service
  • Your financial support  will help maintain a dedicated hyperlocal community news service and help train young journalists
  • As a business you’ll be able to benefit from a massive reach for your advert or donation
  • Every penny raised will go towards growing, sustaining and developing this vital hyperlocal news source
  • By backing Llanelli Online CIC you are helping retain a hyperlocal news portal and ensuring there is a voice for Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Wales, which will continue to be heard
One of our young trainee volunteers, Iwan Lewis: Now an RAF press photographer

You can pledge now 

Details of rewards for  business pledges are listed below 

If you would like to make a pledge please do so here; We will contact you for details on implementing your pledge package




#SaveIndependentNews

We would encourage you to read through all the rewards on offer and choose the one that is right for you. Our rewards are limited to a certain number of pledges, so please pledge as soon as possible.

Pledge £75 and receive a banner advertisement on four websites for 1 month – Live links back to your business.

Pledge £250 and receive a banner advertisement on four websites for 3 months – Live links back to your business with editorial including photos.

Pledge £350 and receive a banner advertisement on four websites for 3 months – Live links back to your business, editorial inc photos and video package.

Pledge £500 and have your own column complete with photos, videos and links – Full support for editorial content for 4 months (all posts subject to editorial approval).

The column is featured in our main navigation menu on the homepage

Pledge £1,000 and have your own column complete with photos, videos and links – Full support for editorial content for 6 months (all posts subject to editorial approval).

The column is featured in our main navigation menu on the homepage

Pledge £2,000 and get Your Own Page on four sites for 12 months – Write what you like (within reason!) with images, videos and links (all posts subject to editorial approval). 

The page is featured in our main navigation menu on the homepage

FAQS

You have advertising revenues from the websites. Why do you need to raise money?

Our revenues are very small. Some months we struggle to cover our basic costs. We rarely pay ourselves, even though we work on the sites seven days a week.

To grow Llanelli Online CIC and to make it sustainable, we can’t rely on advertising alone. We don’t use Google ads and we don’t flood you with pop up surveys.

How will the money actually be spent?

Raising £30,000 will enable us to maintain and improve our online audio service, expand our talking newspaper, purchase licences and equipment. We will be able to train and employ more people.

What’s going to change as a result of my pledge?

We’ll be giving more to the community, by covering more news and important events. The truth is that what we’ve done so far, relying upon the goodwill of volunteers has been exceptional, but it is not sustainable without having someone with the time and experience to pull it all together. The business model depends on businesses advertising. We support local businesses in return.

What does the future hold for local news?

A good question. As with most things, we’ve got to get our brand and content shared and noticed by those who champion democracy and free speech. We’ve got some ideas and plans and have started to attract more advertisers . We’ll be able to focus on building a more sustainable model so we can keep delivering your local and regional news you have come to love and trust. We believe that the model for news is changing fast and your money will help us keep you up to date with a news service of exceptional quality.

Other Ways You Can Help Llanelli Online CIC

We know that not everybody will be able to help financially. So a big shout-out on social media would be great to help us spread the word. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter LO and Instagram LO and  Twitter WNO   Instagram WNO and share our posts. 

Become a volunteer. We are looking for community correspondents, admin volunteers, creative people and people with an interest in helping to produce and share the news.

Llanelli Online is a Community Interest Company (CIC)  – Your pledge will go towards sustaining our vital hyperlocal community news service

 

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