Grants

Each year the CBF grants more than $19.9 million to help 232 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.

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

Key dates

Grant Round 2 2021/22 is now closed. Our next Content and Development & Operations grants round will open in early 2022.

Quick Response grants: Applications 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 the second grant round for 2021/22, our aim was to fund compelling content, support stations to engage their communities in the COVID-normal world, and foster long-term organisational sustainability.

We received a combined total of 138 applications requesting $3.5 million including:

  • 87 Development & Operations applications requesting $2,844,350 – 40 applications have been offered funding totalling $600,546
  • 34 Content applications requesting $481,603  – 19 Content applications have been offered funding totalling $255,849
  • 17 Specialist Radio Programming applications requested $273,791 –  13 Specialist Radio Programming applications have been offered funding totalling $124,200 (this includes ongoing ethnic programming totalling $90,391, Indigenous programming totalling $32,806 and RPH programming totalling $1,003)

Overall we granted a total of $980,595 across 72 applications. This includes multi-year funding for two Development & Operations grants.

Grant allocations are detailed in our Grant allocations spreadsheet.

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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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