Round 1 delivers $9.5+ million

June 21, 2023

Community media organisations across Australia received a share of over $9.56+ million in our first grants round for 2023/24.

The funding supports hundreds of inspiring ContentSpecialist Radio Programming and Development & Operations projects and activities that ensure community stories, information and entertainment are heard by millions of people across the country.

Projects range from new podcasts, films and radio shows that reflect the diversity of our community to digital infrastructure projects that ensure listeners can access their favourite content seamlessly from anywhere to sector-wide initiatives that support long-term capability and resilience.

Each grant round, we receive many more applications than we are able fund. This round we received 278 applications requesting $18,208,787.

Overall, we granted a total of $9,569,538 across 235 applications, including:

  •  107 Development & Operations grants totalling $5,415,623
  • 64 Content grants totalling $1,573,430
  • 62 Specialist Radio Programming grants totalling $1,900,485
  • 2 Sector Investment grant totalling $680,000.

Find out more about this round

View the list of organisations that received funding in our first grant round for 2023/24.

Read about some of the projects we are funding, as well as feedback from our assessors and grant applicants.

Next grant round

Submissions for Content, Specialist Radio Programming and Development & Operations grants Round 2 2023/24 will open at 9:00AM 3 July 2023 (AEST) and close 2:00PM 22 August 2023 (AEST) (1.30pm South Australia; 1.30pm Northern Territory; 12 noon Western Australia). If you have any questions or want to talk through your application idea, get in touch with the Grants Support Team member who looks after your area.

We’ll be publishing tips and other information during the round on our website and Facebook page. You can also keep up-to-date by subscribing to our newsletter Broadcast.


Photo: One FM 98.5 in Shepparton/ Yorta Yorta has been awarded funding for Women’s Hour: a weekly hour long show that includes woman’s topics, gender diverse voices and community minded interests.