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Content Grants – Community Broadcasting Foundation

Organisation: Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF)

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Media support

Funding Size: $5,000 - 20,000

Deadline: 05/03/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – You can apply for a Content Grant if you are a current or prospective community broadcaster who is producing content for broadcast by a recognised community media organisation;
    – While applications are open to any producer, the grant itself must be managed by one of the eligible organisations listed below. They recommend you negotiate an auspice agreement with an eligible organisation;
    – Eligible organisations include: community radio station, community television station, an incorporated not-for-profit, community media sector organisation, a Remote Indigenous Media Organisation (RIMO) or Remote Indigenous Broadcasting Service, incorporated not-for-profit organisation.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Australia
  • Application Language: English

The Community Broadcasting Foundation is seeking applications for the Content Grants to increase and diversify the voices heard in Australian media by supporting the creation of compelling content.


Content Grants increase and diversify the voices heard in Australian media by supporting the creation of compelling content. The objectives of the Content grants are to support community media organisations to:

  • Increase community participation and engagement in community media that is inclusive and accessible to all
  • Amplify and reflect the voices, cultures and languages of Australia’s diverse communities
  • Build audiences by supporting creativity, excellence and innovation in community media content production
  • Expand partnerships to explore new forms of storytelling across topics and platforms
Funding Information

You can apply for any number of content projects, although a maximum of six projects can be supported per organisation, per financial year (excluding support for Specialist Radio Programming).

Applications requesting $20,000 or more must demonstrate financial contributions from other funding sources. These include other funding partners, sponsors, crowdfunding or financial contributions from your organisation’s own resources. Financial contributions cannot include other CBF funding, in-kind or volunteer support.

What can you use the grant for?

Content development and distribution costs directly associated with the production and delivery of a specific program or project, such as:

  • Project specific wage support: presenters, producers, cast, crew, project management, technicians
  • Program specific needs: research materials, music and copyright purchases, relevant project-specific insurance such as defamation insurance for a special broadcast event, travel, marketing, development resources, TV studio hire, venue hire, small equipment, equipment hire, catering, materials for set design, costumes and props, make-up, interpreters, subtitles and captioning, program specific training, phone/internet costs, program website costs, production support and facilities
  • Organisational support: administration costs for funded projects (up to $1,000 per project).

The deadline for applications is March 5, 2024.

See here to learn more and apply.

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