Development & Operations grants

Development & Operations grants aim to support community media station resilience by strengthening governance, building community, sustainable operations and technical capacity.

Your application must clearly demonstrate how the proposed activities address one or more of the areas listed below:

  • Governance – strategic planning, technology planning, developing open and transparent governance policies and procedures, recruiting and maintaining a governance team with diverse skills and experiences
  • Sustainable operations – improving the financial sustainability, and/or reducing the environmental impact of community media
  • Building community – engaging the diverse members of your community.

Grants for Development & Operations are distributed twice per year, with the greater portion allocated in Round 1.

How to apply

You need to submit your application online.

Before you start your application, please review our grant guidelines and preview the application form.

It’s also worth looking at our Frequently Asked Questions which outline everything you need to know about applying for our Development & Operations grants.

Also, remember our Grants Support Team is always happy to provide tips and advice about your application.


Key grant round dates

Our key dates page lists the opening and closing dates for the current grant rounds.

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