Development & Operations Grants: Assisting the Ongoing Development of Community Broadcasting throughout Australia

Deadline: 14 March 2018

The Community Broadcasting Foundation is seeking applications for its Development & Operations Grants with an aim to assist the ongoing development of community broadcasting throughout Australia.

This grant category aims to maintain, expand and/or strengthen the operations and broadcast capabilities of community broadcasting stations through support for core operations, support for development projects and support for necessary infrastructure.


This year Community Broadcasting Foundation are particularly looking to support initiatives that build the capacity of community broadcasting stations in areas of:

  • governance;
  • operations;
  • technical; and
  • community engagement.

Funding Information

Applications requesting $50,000 or more must demonstrate financial contributions from other funding sources such as other funding partners, sponsors, crowdfunding or financial contributions from their organisation’s own resources.

Program Activities

Applicants can apply for:

  • Support for Infrastructure: purchase and installation of equipment for studio, mobile broadcasting, administration or transmission, shared equipment and infrastructure resources, transmission development
  • Organisation-based projects: business development, training delivery, organisational skills development, marketing and promotions, online development, any development proposal that impacts an individual station
  • Multi-organisation projects: conferences and events, leadership and mentoring, initiatives that strengthen station or sector sustainability and development, training delivery involving multiple stations, any development proposal that benefits a group of stations. Multi-organisation activities must be complementary to activities already undertaken by the CBAA (Community Broadcasting Association of Australia)
  • Support for core operations such as salary subsidies for key personnel, support to cover the costs of transmission, technical support and financial management

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants can apply for a Development & Operations grant if they are:

  • a community broadcasting station with a long term or temporary license
  • a community television station
  • a non-profit community broadcasting sector organization
  • a Remote Indigenous Media Organisation or Remote Indigenous Broadcasting Service

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Country:  Australia

For more information, please visit Development & Operations Grants.

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