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Adult award-winning 2019

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:

  • Teach English to over 200 refugees and migrants from a mix of over 25 different nationalities

  • Reach over 60 children and young people through our creative projects

  • Support over 30 volunteers in our classrooms and studios

About Us

Suffolk Adult Learners' Awards 2023

  • Outstanding Service to Adult and Community Learning - Linda Vines - Lead ESOL Tutor and ICM Co-Founder

  • Inspirational Learner - Impact Award (Runner Up) - Hatice

  • Inspirational Learner - Community Learning Award (Runner Up) - Celina

Suffolk Hope Awards 2023

  • KS3 and Highly Commended award for 'Determination' - Tarah - South Street Kids member

Suffolk Adult Learners' Awards 2022

  • Inspirational Learner of the Year - Paulina

  • Volunteer / Community Champion Award (Runners Up) - Elizangela, Lauren, and Jake

Suffolk Adult Learners' 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

Other Awards from 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 Learners' Awards 2019

  • Volunteer of the Year - 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 - Lead ESOL Tutor and ICM Co-Founder

  • Health & Well-Being Impact  (Runner Up) - Arkadiusz Wisniewski - ICM Integration Team Volunteer

Orbit Housing Brian Griffiths Awards 2017

  • Learner Development Award – Paul Doy - ICM Soundwave Project

Suffolk Adult Learners’ Awards 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 2017 

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

Suffolk Adult Learners’ Awards 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.

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. Read our full Environmental Sustainability Policy and Carbon Reduction Plan below.

Environmental Sustainability Policy

Carbon Reduction Plan

Gender Equality Business Charter

Gender Equality Charter


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

TrinityCollege London


Registered Exam Centre: 60042

We are a registered exam centre with Trinity College London.

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce


Membership No: 29230

We are a registered member of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.

View membership certificate

Ipswich Social Mobility Alliance


Ipswich Community Media is a member of the Ipswich Social Mobility Alliance - an organisation working to remove the barriers to social mobility faced by children and young people in education in Ipswich.

Help us to continue our work by donating to our Christmas Appeal!

For one week only (28th Nov - 5th Dec) your donations will be DOUBLED through the Big Give.

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