Media and marketing training

Free training to help you create and tailor your message for the media

This programme is now closed for applications. 

Raise the profile of your community work and get your message heard with our free media training programme!

Media Trust and My Community have teamed up to develop the media and marketing skills of community groups in regions across the country from November 2016 – March 2017.

This training programme offers four training sessions:

  • An introduction to PR: learn how to identify stories, write press releases and how to pitch stories to local media
  • An introduction to marketing: create your own communications plan, identifying your key messages, target audiences and the best channels to reach them
  • An introduction to social media: discover how to maximize your social media to reach people in your community
  • Networking with local and regional journalists: You will meet with media professionals for one to one advice and the opportunity to pitch your story into the media.

Please note: this programme is now closed for applications. If you’re a participant on this programme and need further information, please email

Funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government, the programme is delivered by Media Trust in partnership with Locality.

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