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.

Content

Content grants support the development, production and distribution of original content via Australian community radio and/or television broadcasters and associated platforms. Content grants are distributed twice per year, with the greater portion allocated in Round 1 (see grant key dates).

Content grants include funds specifically dedicated to Specialist Radio Programming. This portion of our content grants funding is available to support ongoing ethnic, Indigenous and RPH programs. For applicants looking to apply for Specialist Radio Programming funds, you must complete a separate content grant application specifically requesting this funding.

Developing dynamic content enhances community media in Australia. Beyond their listening and viewing audiences, producers are often recognised for their achievements in awards. For inspiration of Content projects, view Our Stories.

Our grant guidelines and our Frequently Asked Questions detail everything you need to know about Content grants. Please review these guidelines and preview the application form before starting your application. Also, remember members of our friendly Grants Support Team are here to provide tips and advice about your application.


Our grant round has now closed. We will be accepting Content grant applications in January, 2019. If you wish to complete a report for a grant you have received, visit Smartygrants.

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Video tutorial – Content grants

Development & Operations

Development & Operations grants assist the ongoing development of community broadcasting throughout Australia. These grants aim to maintain, expand and/or strengthen the operations and broadcast capabilities of community broadcasting stations through support for core operations, development projects and necessary infrastructure. Grants for Development & Operations are distributed twice per year, with the greater portion allocated in Round 1 (see grant key dates).

Our grant guidelines and our Frequently Asked Questions detail everything you need to know about Development & Operations grants. Please review these guidelines and preview the application form before starting your application. Also, remember members of our friendly Grants Support Team are here to provide tips and advice about your application.


Our grant round has now closed. We will be accepting Development & Operations grant applications in January, 2019. If you wish to complete a report for a grant you have received, visit Smartygrants.

Stay informed of the latest grant info, subscribe to our e-news.


Video tutorial – Development & Operations grants

 

 

Quick Response grants

Quick Response grants are available to support community media organisations experiencing emergencies that risk discontinued transmission or operations, or who have been provided with a time-limited opportunity. To apply for this grant, you will need to provide evidence that this situation could not have been reasonably anticipated prior to the most recent CBF grant round, cannot wait until the next round and cannot be covered by your organisation’s reserves. This could include:

Emergencies

  • Replacing essential equipment and related expenses to restore basic transmission following an unforeseen event such as flood, bushfire, lightning or theft
  • Replacing essential operational equipment and related expenses not able to be reasonably anticipated
  • Unexpected changes at your studio or transmission site such as a sudden need to relocate
  • A financial loan while an insurance claim is being processed and/or funds are raised
  • Other costs associated with maintaining transmission and/or operations not able to be reasonably anticipated.

Opportunities

  • A matched funding opportunity for a project
  • Other costs associated with a time-limited opportunity

Grants will be considered outside the normal grant rounds – you will normally receive advice about the outcome of your application within one week.

Next steps

Are you eligible?
Can you meet the funding conditions?
How to apply

Major projects

We support community media by funding major projects.  These investments in the community media sector are by invitation only.

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