Grants

Each year the CBF grants more than $14.3 million to help 226 community media organisations communicate, connect and share knowledge through independent radio, television and digital media. Our grants are allocated twice per year, with the majority of funding allocated in the first round.

Grants available

We have funding available to support Content (including Specialist Programming), Development & Operations and Major Projects (sector investment).

Emergency funding is also available in exceptional circumstances.

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Key dates

Development & Operations grants | Closed – next round opens in January, 2019.

Content grants | Closed – next round opens in January, 2019.   

Emergency grants | Applications welcome anytime.

Reporting

We love hearing updates from the people and organisations receiving our grants. It helps us celebrate the many stories we help bring to life.

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FAQs

Our frequently asked questions will support your grant application. If you need further help, contact our friendly Grant Support Team.

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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? We have lots of information to help you on our website – we welcome you to explore.  Your question may feature in our Frequently Asked Questions or we always welcome you to contact our friendly Grants Support Team to discuss.

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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

As a valued funding partner in Australian community media, we kindly ask grant recipients to recognise our support via promotions on websites, social, audio credits and publications. Download our Acknowledgment Toolkit for guidelines including templates for audio, video, print and websites.

Logos

After reviewing our toolkit, download the logo best suited to your needs.  Please keep in mind any logo downloads are subject to our Copyright and Disclaimer policies.

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Successful grants

In our first round of funding for 2018/19, we granted a total of $11,940,039 to 185 organisations. We’re pleased to support community media projects across Australia, including those listed below.

All grant allocations are detailed in our Grants Allocations spreadsheet (XLS file, 39KB). For more inspiration, see other examples of community media organisations bringing Australian stories to life.

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