Grants

Each year the CBF grants more than $20.5 million to help community media organisations across Australia communicate, connect and share knowledge through independent radio, television and digital media. Our grants are allocated twice a year, with the majority of funding allocated in the first round.

If you have questions about our grants or your applications you can contact our Grants Support Team.

Key dates

Our Content and Development & Operations grant round is currently open.

The round closes on 7 March 2023 at 2pm (AEDT).

Quick Response grants for projects meeting the eligibility criteria and funding conditions are welcome at any time.

Grants available

We have funding available to support Content (including Specialist Programming) and Development & Operations grants.

Quick Response Grants may also be available when regular grant rounds are closed.

We also fund major projects (sector investment) which are by invitation only.

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Successful grants

In Round 2 2022/23 we are pleased to again progress our purpose which is to fund a thriving and resilient future for community broadcasting where it is at the heart of every community.

This round we received a combined total of 122 applications requesting $3,697,414. This included:

  • 72 Development & Operations applications requesting $2,997,996 – 50 applications have been offered funding totalling $1,341,104
  • 35 Content applications requesting $594,320 – 28 Content applications have been offered funding totalling $290,102 (includes 1 multi-year grant)
  • 10 Specialist Radio Programming applications requesting $93,998 – 10 Specialist Radio Programming applications have been offered funding totalling $85,208 (includes ongoing ethnic programming totalling $50,093 and First Nations programming totalling $35,115)
  • 70 volunteer assessors were involved in assessing grants for this round of funding.

Overall, we granted a total of $1,897,929 across 88 applications. This includes one multi-year grant.

Detail about individual grants is provided in our Grant allocations spreadsheet.

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Successful grants

In Round 2 2022/23 we are pleased to again progress our purpose which is to fund a thriving and resilient future for community broadcasting where it is at the heart of every community.  

We received a combined total of 122 applications requesting $3,697,414. This includes: 

  • 72 Development & Operations applications requesting $2,997,996 – 50 applications have been offered funding totalling $1,341,104 
  • 35 Content applications requesting $594,320 – 28 Content applications have been offered funding totalling $290,102 (includes 1 multi-year grant) 
  • 10 Specialist Radio Programming applications requesting $93,998 – 10 Specialist Radio Programming applications have been offered funding totalling $85,208 (includes ongoing ethnic programming totalling $50,093 and First Nations programming totalling $35,115) 
  • 70 volunteer assessors were involved in assessing grants for this round of funding. 

Overall, we granted a total of $1,897,929 across 88 applications. This includes 1 multi-year grant. 

Detail about individual grants is provided in our Grant allocations spreadsheet. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Our frequently asked questions will help you with all aspects of your grant application. If you have further questions or need support, contact our Grants Support Team. They’re always happy to help.

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Guides

Are you looking to apply for a CBF grant or grow the income of your organisation? We’ve produced these guides and templates to help you.

Do you have a question about our grants process? There’s lots of information to help you on our website that you can explore, including our Frequently Asked Questions. If you can’t find what you need, then contact our Grants Support Team. They are always happy to help.

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Reporting

Your grant reports are an important part of being transparent about the way we distribute funds to the community broadcasting sector.

Submit your grant report online >

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Managing your grant

You’ve been successful in receiving a grant from the CBF – congratulations! We proudly partner with community media to help bring stories to life across Australia. Here’s how to manage your grant.

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Acknowledging us

Please recognise our support in your promotions on websites and social media channels, in audio and video credits, and in your publications.

We’ve created a toolkit for grantees and partners that provides guidance about how to acknowledge our support and use our logo.

CBF Acknowledgement Toolkit >

If you have any questions about how and where to acknowledge us, please contact the Strategic Communications Manager.

Download our logo

The CBF logo can be downloaded using the links below. Please keep in mind any logo downloads are subject to our Copyright and Disclaimer policies.

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