Bright Futures project

September 24, 2019

Road with sun in distance

We’re delighted to confirm in Round 1 2020-21, our Bright Futures project is launching with $1.3 million available to support infrastructure projects that improve the sustainability of community media organisations in the long-term. This project will reallocate money previously reserved for the 800MHz transfer that remained unspent.

The Bright Futures project is a unique one-off investment of funds to support the future sustainability of community media in Australia. These funds will support projects that plan to save organisations money. We want you to ‘dream big’ about infrastructure or technology projects that will make a difference to the bottom line at your station. We’re looking to support projects at a station level to create the best grassroots benefit.

Start considering suitable projects and most importantly, start gathering the resources needed for applications early next year. We’ll be asking you to calculate your expected return on investment and demonstrate the savings you expect to make. Applications for this funding will be available through our 2020/21 Development & Operation grants (opening on 2 January 2020).

For more ideas on what you can apply for, read Bright Futures project inspiration.

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