$26+million allocated in first grant round

June 21, 2021

2021 Ambassadors for the Broken Heel festival in Broken Hill

In our first grant round for 2021/22, community media organisations across Australia received a share of over $26 million. 

Requests for support continue to surpass the available funding – we received a combined total of 293 applications requesting $42.1 million. This includes funding for major projects and sector-wide investment, such as AMRAP and the digital radio and multiplatform distribution projects which ensure community broadcasters have the infrastructure, research data and training they need to build a thriving and sustainable future.

Overall we granted a total of $26,428,370 across 192 applications, including:

  • 148 Development & Operations applications requested $8,472,536 – 100 applications have been offered funding totalling $4,467,949
  • 85 Content applications requested $3,090,517 and 56 Specialist Radio Programming applications requested $1,578,271 – 85 applications (combining all Content & Specialist grants into one application per station) have been offered funding totalling $2,775,626 (this includes ongoing ethnic programming totalling $804,564, Indigenous programming totalling $697,146 and RPH programming totalling $17,037)
  • 4 Sector Investment grant applications requested $29,040,100 (of that $24,664,200 was for discreet sector-wide projects) – all have been offered funding including multi-year grants totalling $19,184,795.

Find out more about this round

View the list of organisations receiving funding in our first grant round for 2021/22.

Read about some of the projects we are funding, as well as feedback from our assessors and grant applicants.

Next grant round

Our next Content and Development & Operations grant rounds are opening on Monday 28 June and will close on Tuesday 17 August. Keep an eye out for more information here on our website, on our Facebook page and by subscribing to our newsletter Broadcast.

Photo: 2DRYFM received a grant to do a live broadcast of the three-day Broken Heel Festival, a major regional LGBTIQ+ event held in Broken Hill, NSW. Pictured are the 2021 Glambassadors.

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