How we help

The CBF is a valued partner of community broadcasters who every day, create important community connections from cities to remote communities. Each year, we grant funds to support content, development & operations and to help in times of emergency. Last year we granted more than $19.7 million to help community media organisations communicate, connect and share knowledge through independent radio, television and digital media.

Since 1984, determining how to distribute funds has been in the trusted hands of our Board, supported by our Grants Advisory Committees and Grant Assessors. We proudly involve people experienced in community media to support our grant decisions and are guided by our Strategic Plan, policies, constitution, and inspired by our vision, ‘A voice for every community – sharing our stories’.

Our work to share the stories of Australian community media is only made possible with the generous support of our donors. We also gratefully acknowledge the significant funding contributions of our supporters including the Australian and Northern Territory governments.

Stay Informed