Community media organisations across Australia have received a share of over $9.56+ million in the Community Broadcasting Foundation’s first grants round for 2023/24.
The funding supports hundreds of inspiring Content, Specialist 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.
For each grant round, the Community Broadcasting Foundation says it receives many more applications than it is able to fund. This round it received 276 applications requesting $17.53 million.
Overall, it 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; and
- 2 Sector Investment grant totalling $680,000.