Reporting

We love hearing updates from the people and organisations receiving our grants. It helps us celebrate the many stories we help bring to life.

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Grant reporting requirements

As mentioned in our Grant Agreement, all grantees must report back so we can understand how grant funds are spent and how they enhance the work of community media in Australia. The CBF is responsible for distributing funds from the Australian Government, funding organisations and donors. Our organisation prides itself on transparency, and as such, we accurately record how funds are used.

In the grant report, grantees need to formally demonstrate that funds have been spent as set out in the Grant Agreement and describe what the funds achieved. Your grant report helps us:

  • 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.

To complete your report online, visit SmartyGrants.

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.

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