Quick Response grants

November 27, 2018

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We understand that sometimes unexpected things happen – emergencies occur, and opportunities arise that might not time well with our grant rounds. That’s why, in response to feedback, we’re revising our ‘Emergency grants’ to be ‘Quick Response grants.’ These grants will help community broadcasters access funding for eligible projects when our regular grant rounds are closed.

What will a Quick Response grant cover?


  • Replacing essential equipment and related expenses to restore basic transmission following an unforeseen event such as flood, bushfire, lightning or theft
  • Replacing essential operational equipment and related expenses not able to be reasonably anticipated
  • Unexpected changes at your studio or transmission site such as a sudden need to relocate
  • A financial loan while an insurance claim is being processed and/or funds are raised
  • Other costs associated with maintaining transmission and/or operations not able to be reasonably anticipated.


  • A matched funding opportunity for a project
  • Other costs associated with a time-limited opportunity

Grants will be considered outside of the normal grant rounds and you will receive advice about the outcome of your application within one week.

Before applying, check that your idea is eligible and you can meet the funding conditions.

And please give us call to discuss your idea with a member of our Grants Support Team on 03 8341 5900 (or +61 3 8341 5900 if outside of Australia).

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