CBF’s Content Grants: Increasing Community Participation in Community Broadcasting

Deadline: 7 March 2018

Community Broadcasting Foundation is seeking applications for its Content Grants Program to support the development, production and distribution of content via Australian community radio and/or television broadcasters and associated platforms.

CBF funds content that has never been broadcast before, including new episodes of existing programs.

This year they are particularly looking to:

  • increase community participation and diversity in community broadcasting and/or
  • support creativity and excellence in content production.

Funding Information

The budget for each individual proposal requesting $50,000 or more within applicant’s overall application must demonstrate financial contributions from other funding sources, such as other funding partners, sponsors, fundraising or financial contributions from their organisation’s own resources.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants can apply for a Content grant if they are a current or prospective community broadcaster producing content for broadcast by a recognised community broadcasting station.
  • While the application process is open to any producer, the grant itself must be managed by one eligible organisations listed below. CBF encourages applicants to negotiate an auspice agreement with any auspice organisation applicants work with.
  • Eligible organisations include:
    • a community radio station with a long-term or temporary licence
    • a community television station
    • an incorporated non-profit community broadcasting sector organisation
    • a Remote Indigenous Media Organisation or Remote Indigenous Broadcasting Service
    • an incorporated not-for-profit organisation producing video content with an agreement for broadcast via a licensed community broadcasting entity or recognized community broadcasting aggregator / distributor such as community television online platforms
    • incorporated not-for-profit organisations auspicing applications for program groups broadcast on a community radio station.
  • Community broadcasting sector organisations provide services and resources for the sector.
  • A station with a temporary licence must have been on air for at least two years cumulatively prior to applying.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Country: Australia

For more information, please visit Content Grants.

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