Your grant reports are an important part of being transparent about the way we distribute funds to the community broadcasting sector.

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Grant reporting requirements

Grant reports detail what happened with your proposed activity (successes, learnings, outcomes) and includes any information required by the special conditions of your grant agreement. You may be required to complete the following as part of your grant agreement:

  • Progress report (for grants requiring multiple payments) advising progress to date and earmarking any possible changes required
  • Final report demonstrating the success of the grant
  • An Auditor’s Financial Certificate (AFC) (for any grantee paid over $45,000 in a financial year) declaring that grant funds have been expended as per the approved grant budget in your grant agreement.

You must also acknowledge the CBF’s financial support as detailed in our Acknowledgment Toolkit.

Your grant report helps us to:

  • demonstrate the value of the grants
  • encourage other organisations to consider similar projects and funding opportunities
  • accumulate case studies to support requests for more funding
  • monitor and evaluate our grants

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Grant report timing

The due date of our grant report is included in your Grant Agreement or on the correspondence we forward with your grant payment remittance advice. Please notify the CBF in writing before the due date if you need an extension. If you are also providing an Auditor’s Financial Certificate, it must be completed within five months of the end of your financial year.

Refer to our Grant report FAQs and Managing your Grant for more information.

Tips to master your Progress Report

Do you have a Grant Progress Report due? Progress Reports are a great opportunity to showcase your projects, share your plans and identify areas the CBF can help with.  Keep calm and follow these tips from our Grants Support Team!

  • Refer back to your Grant Agreement (and original application) to see what outcomes you planned to achieve to make sure you’re heading in the right direction.
  • Do you need to change anything before it’s too late? We’d rather you identify any issues you may have in completing the grant on time, within budget and to the full extent of the outcomes we’ve agreed to now, rather than in the final report when it’s too late.
  • Are you doing something worth promoting? The progress report includes an optional section where you can suggest an idea for a story for the CBF website, newsletter and social media. And make sure you have some great photos and links to any media stories and your content to go with the story.
  • The budget! Explain in detail how you have used your grant funds so far

Need an extension?

If you think you might have difficulty meeting our reporting requirements or need further advice or time, please contact the Grants Support Team as soon as possible. Your next payment will not be available until the Progress Report is submitted and accepted, so get in touch if you need help. Have a read or our FAQ: Why do I need to complete a Progress Report? for more information about why your Progress Report is important.

Good luck and remember we’re here to help you!

Grant report photos

We love seeing how our grants enhance community broadcasting. When you report back to us, photos are an easy and effective way of showing how the money we give you is making a difference. Remember – ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’!

What we need

We enjoy sharing the success of your station on our social pages, website and sometimes even our Annual Report. Here are tips to ensure your photos are suitable.

  • If using a mobile phone, ensure the resolution is set to the highest setting.
  • Resolution minimum 1MB, maximum 20MB.
  • Feature people where possible. Even if it’s a piece of broadcast equipment – including the face of a happy broadcaster brings a photo to life!
  • Please don’t submit fuzzy images.
  • Include the names of anyone featured in the file name e.g. John Smith, XXX FM.

Simple tips to enhance you photos

We understand capturing that perfect photo can be tricky. Learn more about taking great photos with some simple tips below.

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12 tips for improving camera phone photos Digital Photography School
18 composition rules for photos that shine Digital Photo Secrets

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