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Ipswich Community Media is an award-winning charity working with and for local people.

 

We empower people to create, learn, inspire and build stronger communities together.

 

Our mission is to challenge inequality by empowering people to transform their lives through learning and creativity.

 

We provide high quality community activities & opportunities in music, media, the creative arts and language learning for people of all ages, cultures, abilities & backgrounds.

 

Every week we: 

• Reach over 60 children and young people through our projects 

• Support 100 volunteers in our classrooms and studios 

• Teach English to over 120 learners from a mix of over 25 different nationalities. 

About Us

2021

  • Suffolk Award in recognition of Outstanding Service to the Community in Suffolk during the Covid-19 Pandemic from HM Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk and High Sheriff of Suffolk.

  • High Sheriff’s ‘Certificate of Recognition’ as a token of appreciation on behalf of Suffolk and all of those who have benefited from the hard work and service of:

  • Linda Vines – Lead ESOL Tutor and ICM Co-Founder

  • Monika Puchala – Volunteer and Community Champion

Suffolk Adult Learner Awards 2021

  • ICM Community Champions won Health and Well-being Impact Award 

  • Volunteer of the Year – Selma Guelil

  • Volunteer of the Year (Runner-up) - Banhimitra Ghosh

Suffolk Adult Learner Awards 2019

  • Volunteer of the Year – Winner: ‘Isha Beevi Malickeen’

  • Volunteer of the Year – Runner-Up: Sawen Mustafa

  • Inspirational Learner of the Year – Runner-Up: Mobarak Hossain

Suffolk Adult Learners’ Awards 2018

  • Learning Project of the Year Runner Up - ICM Syrian ESOL Project

  • Volunteer of the Year Runners Up: Sam Kelly, Sara Abbas and Mobarak Hossain

  • Tutor of the Year - runner Up: Linda Vines – ICM Integration Team

  • Health & Well-being impact – runner up: Arkadiusz Wisniewski ICM Integration Team Volunteer

Orbit Housing Brian Griffiths Awards – August 2017

  • Learner Development Award – Paul Doy - ICM Soundwave Project
     

Suffolk Adult Learners’ Awards – June 2017

  • Inspirational Learner of the Year – Daniel Banceanu – ICM Integration Team

  • Volunteer of the Year – Zahida Abdullah – ICM Integration Team 

  • Learning Project of the Year – Runner-up – ICM True Thoughts Project

  • Arts and Culture Learner of the Year – Treacy Corbett – ICM True Thoughts Project

  • Digital Learner of the Year – John Smith - IO Radio 

High Sheriff’s Awards - March 2017 

  • Youth Project of the Year – ICM South Street Kids Radio 

Suffolk Adult Learners’ Awards – June 2016

  • Outstanding Services to Adult Education and Training - ICM

  • Learning Project of the Year – ICM Integration Team 

  • Digital Learner of the Year – Runner Up – IO Radio 

2021

  • Suffolk Award in recognition of Outstanding Service to the Community in Suffolk during the Covid-19 Pandemic from HM Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk and High Sheriff of Suffolk.

  • High Sheriff’s ‘Certificate of Recognition’ as a token of appreciation on behalf of Suffolk and all of those who have benefited from the hard work and service of:

  • Linda Vines – Lead ESOL Tutor and ICM Co-Founder

  • Monika Puchala – Volunteer and Community Champion

Suffolk Adult Learner Awards 2021

  • ICM Community Champions won Health and Well-being Impact Award 

  • Volunteer of the Year – Selma Guelil

  • Volunteer of the Year (Runner-up) - Banhimitra Ghosh

Suffolk Adult Learner Awards 2019

  • Volunteer of the Year – Winner: ‘Isha Beevi Malickeen’

  • Volunteer of the Year – Runner-Up: Sawen Mustafa

  • Inspirational Learner of the Year – Runner-Up: Mobarak Hossain

Suffolk Adult Learners’ Awards 2018

  • Learning Project of the Year Runner Up - ICM Syrian ESOL Project

  • Volunteer of the Year Runners Up: Sam Kelly, Sara Abbas and Mobarak Hossain

  • Tutor of the Year - runner Up: Linda Vines – ICM Integration Team

  • Health & Well-being impact – runner up: Arkadiusz Wisniewski ICM Integration Team Volunteer

Orbit Housing Brian Griffiths Awards – August 2017

  • Learner Development Award – Paul Doy - ICM Soundwave Project
     

Suffolk Adult Learners’ Awards – June 2017

  • Inspirational Learner of the Year – Daniel Banceanu – ICM Integration Team

  • Volunteer of the Year – Zahida Abdullah – ICM Integration Team 

  • Learning Project of the Year – Runner-up – ICM True Thoughts Project

  • Arts and Culture Learner of the Year – Treacy Corbett – ICM True Thoughts Project

  • Digital Learner of the Year – John Smith - IO Radio 

High Sheriff’s Awards - March 2017 

  • Youth Project of the Year – ICM South Street Kids Radio 

Suffolk Adult Learners’ Awards – June 2016

  • Outstanding Services to Adult Education and Training - ICM

  • Learning Project of the Year – ICM Integration Team 

  • Digital Learner of the Year – Runner Up – IO Radio 

ICM Awards

Living Wage Employer

 

Accredited Living Wage Employer: 2502502250250

We are delighted to announce that we are now an accredited Living Wage employer!
We are committed to paying all staff the real living wage for the real cost of living.

www.livingwage.org.uk

Environmental Policy

 

South Street Studios and its partners recognise the international climate emergency. To play our part we will develop a strategy and costed action plan with the ambition of making South Street Studios carbon neutral by 2030. We will publicise this work and encourage and support our local community to do their bit to tackle the climate emergency.

Gender Equality Charter

 

Ipswich Community Media is a supporter of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s Gender Equality in Business charter.