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 closed.

The next grant round opens in early 2023.

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 the first grant round for 2022/23, 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 271 applications requesting $16,211,829. This includes:

  • 129 Development & Operations applications requesting $8,467,924 – 92 have been offered funding totalling $4,868,961 (includes 7 multi-year grants)
  • 78 Content applications requesting $2,868,419 – 54 have been offered funding totalling $1,351,139 (includes 4 multi-year grants)
  • 60 Specialist Radio Programming applications requesting $2,025,486 – 59 have been offered funding totalling $1,766,804 (includes ongoing ethnic programming totalling $836,100, Indigenous programming totalling $910,011, and RPH programming totalling $20,693)
  • 4 Sector Investment grant applications requested $2,850,000. All have been offered funding totalling $2,850,000.

Overall we granted a total of $10,836,904 across 209 applications. This includes 13 multi-year grants.

See the grants allocations spreadsheet (Excel, 50KB). for the full list of grants allocated in Round 1, 2022/23.

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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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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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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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