Each year the CBF grants more than $16.8 million to help 220 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).

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

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Key dates

Development & Operations grants | Closed. Our next grant round will open in January, 2020.

Content grants | Closed. Our next grant round will open in January, 2020.

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


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

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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 (PDF, 1.7MB) for guidelines including templates for audio, video, print and websites.


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 Round 1 2019/20 we received 401 applications requesting $15,813,709, of which:

  • 199 Development & Operations applications requested $10,110,054. 136 applications have been offered funding for 2019/20 totalling $4,903,308.
  • 199 Content applications requested $4,426,127. 136 applications have been offered funding for 2019/20 totalling $2,847,404.
  • Three Sector Investment applications requested $1,278,295. Three applications have been offered funding for 2019/20 totalling $1,277,528.

In our biggest round of funding for the year, we have granted a total of $9,028,240 to 171 organisations. We also offered 12 organisations multi-year grants.

All grant allocations are detailed in our Grants Allocations spreadsheet. We’re pleased to support community media projects across Australia, and we’re particularly excited about those listed below.

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