Content funding on The Meteor

Content labelled as ‘supported by’ is editorially independent content which we have accepted funding from third parties to produce.

What is supported content?

Content labelled as “supported by” describes editorially independent content which we have accepted funding from third parties to produce.

Before funding is agreed on for reporting on a particular project or topic that the client is interested in Production Team members at The Meteor discuss whether the project is suitable to be reported on in The Meteor.

Agreement is required between the the Production Team members for the client’s project to be accepted. The branding of a client that appears on editorial content means that the client may suggest what kind of themes and issues are reported on, but the editor commissioning the content does not have to accept ideas from the client.

Supported content is produced by Meteor journalists, or those approved by The Meteor, to the same standards we apply to all our journalism. Copy will not be shown to funders for approval prior to publication. Content in our “supported by” articles reflects the views of the individual contributors and not those of the supporting organisation.

If you would like to support content on The Meteor, email: editor@themeteor.org

Supported content topics in The Meteor:

Creating Radical Change

The Creating Radical Change project is supported by Greater Manchester System Changers and the Lankelly Chase Foundation. They have provided funding for a wide-ranging series of articles highlighting the work of organisations and individuals in Greater Manchester working to challenge existing systems, and creating the conditions for much healthier systems and a more just society to emerge.

One thing we can be certain of – change is coming. The silicon revolution, climate change and the Covid crisis are speeding up the rate at which change occurs, at a local and global level. This series will focus on the work of people who are steering that change in the right direction, working towards dismantling entrenched systems of oppression to create new systems that are effective in responding to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalised communities. The project will highlight the significant barriers, created by state and society, faced by these change makers and the tenacity, commitment and kindness needed to overcome them. We will investigate the problems faced and present solutions offered, here in Greater Manchester and elsewhere.

Manchester, and the surrounding region, has a rich history of promoting radical change and fighting for what is right. The Peterloo protests for democratic reform, the suffragettes fight for equality for women, the formation of the Trades Union Congress in the city are just three high profile causes in that rich history. Radical thought continues in Greater Manchester and drives the work that this series will report on.

In the city’s industrial heyday PM Benjamin Disraeli said: “What Manchester does today the rest of the world does tomorrow.” The post-industrial city region is still a hive of radical thought and innovation and this series will highlight these radical thoughts and actions, aiming to create a better society, so that others may learn from them. Is there a better place to change the world than right here on your doorstep in Greater Manchester?

Unless otherwise stated all statements and materials published in Creating Radical Change supported content articles reflects the views of the individual contributors and not those of Lankelly Chase or Greater Manchester System Changers.

Homes for Community

The Homes for Community series is supported by the Greater Manchester Community-Led Housing Hub. The Hub has provided funding for three feature length articles to highlight the concept of community-led housing (CLH) in the region and give people a greater understanding of what this involves and how it can benefit them and society. The series will look at past and present CLH projects, to encourage future developments to flourish across Greater Manchester.

Unless otherwise stated all statements and materials published in Homes for Community supported content articles reflects the views of the individual contributors and not those of Greater Manchester Community-Led Housing Hub.

Co-production During Covid-19

The Co-production During Covid-19 series is supported by the Jam and Justice project. They have provided funding for three feature length articles to look at how groups in Greater Manchester are organising to help their communities overcome the trials of the pandemic and other pressing issues they face. The series will look at the parallels between the method of organising demonstrated by the groups reported on and the principles of co-production, with the aim of providing some insight into the possible benefits, and potential pitfalls, that co-production techniques can bring to communities.

Unless otherwise stated all statements and materials published in Co-production During Covid-19 supported content articles reflects the views of the individual contributors and not those of the Jam and Justice project.

Urban Insights

The Meteor has received funding, on a per article basis, from the Realising Just Cities project at the Urban Institute of the University of Sheffield to report on all aspects of urban development in Greater Manchester. The projects aim is to shine a light on the political, economic and social aspects of urban life and development across the region. We hope our reports will provide some insight on how we can live better in an urban environment.

Unless otherwise stated all statements and materials published in Urban Insights supported content articles reflects the views of the individual contributors and not those of the Realising Just Cities project at the Urban Institute of the University of Sheffield.

Housing Crisis

The Meteor has received funding, on a per article basis, to report on all aspects of the housing crisis in Greater Manchester, by Greater Manchester Housing Action a grassroots campaign group battling for tenants and residents rights. The projects aim is to shine a light on the political, economic and social reasons that underpin the myriad aspects that make up the housing crisis. To enable people to understand how this crisis has come about and point towards possible solutions.

This project fits well with The Meteor’s previous extensive reporting on housing and homelessness issues and it also matches our aim of reporting on social justice issues within the city. Unless otherwise stated all statements and materials published in Housing Crisis supported content articles reflects the views of the individual contributors and not those of Greater Manchester Housing Action.