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.

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

 

 

Major projects

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

Emergency

In the case of an unforeseen extreme event such as a flood, bushfire, lightning or accidental damage, emergency grant funding may be available to replace damaged or destroyed essential equipment to restore basic transmission. For example, we helped SmartFM get back on-air after lightning destroyed their antenna.

These grants are available year-round but are focused purely on emergencies. Applicants receive an update on the status of their application within approximately two weeks, instead of the usual 10 weeks.

Our grant guidelines detail everything you need to know about applying for an emergency grant. Please review these guidelines and contact a member of our friendly Grants Support Team before submitting your application.

 

 

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