Can you help us create a community magazine in Liskeard?

Liskeard organisations are looking for an external partner to create a quarterly magazine that reports on past and future activities in the local community, promotes Liskeard as a place to visit and do business, and encourages townspeople to get involved with everything the town has to offer.

We need an individual or organisation who can help us establish a financially self-sustaining publication based in Liskeard. Initially the partner would produce a pilot issue and set up distribution arrangements for mid-summer, and they would go on to help in recruiting paid staff, including apprenticeship or trainee roles for people from the local area. The Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) have offered their help with setting up training opportunities for young people via their Talent Match programme.

The idea is to complement and interact with other forms of communication promoting the town, especially websites and social media.

The project is being led by a group involving people from Liskeard Town Council, the Liskerrett Community Centre, the Chamber of Commerce, the Town Forum and the Real Ideas Organisations (RIO). Other local organisations and services have indicated they may be interested in paid for content in the publication. The intention is to establish a not for profit organisation, such as a Community Interest Company, to run the magazine on an ongoing basis.

The magazine would help a range of local organisations communicate, and this includes replacing the Town Council’s ‘Town Crier’ magazine. The current budget for that publication is £4,000 but this should not be seen as a minimum or maximum figure for your bid

For more details please download the following PDF documents:

Project Definition – sets out our thinking in more detail
Selection Criteria

If you have any questions please e-mail Rachel Brooks on

To apply, please send the following information to
• Your name and contact details
• Information about your organisation/company if applicable
• How you would meet our selection criteria
• Names and contact details of two references

The deadline for submissions is Monday 16 May.

We expect to interview shortlisted applicants in the week commencing 23 May.