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Supporting a thriving sector

Introducing the new structure and governance model for the Community Broadcasting Foundation

Read on for important information about:

  • The new structure and governance model for the Community Broadcasting Foundation
  • Timeframes for transition to the new CBF structure, including a grant calendar for 2016
  • How to nominate for positions in the new CBF structure

The new structure and governance model for the Community Broadcasting Foundation

Over the past two years the CBF has worked through a process to revise its organisational structure and governance arrangements to better manage and distribute funding to community broadcasters – now and into the future.

The key benefits offered by the new model are:

  • Making grant processes more straight-forward for applicants
  • Helping the sector respond to a rapidly changing media environment
  • Encouraging more grassroots involvement in grant assessment processes
  • Ensuring the CBF Board, advisory committees, and assessors are appropriately skilled

> Download:Supporting a thriving sector: introducing the new structure and governance model for the Community Broadcasting Foundationto read more about the outcomes of the review, including detail about the new structure (Board, Advisory Committees and grant assessment), appointment processes, the new grant categories (Content grants, Development & Operations grants and Sector Investment grants), and a timeline and implementation plan that describes how the transition will work and when the new grants will be offered.


Timeframes for transition to the new CBF structure

The CBF will transition to its new structure in 2016, and there will be new grant categories open for application in early 2017.  The CBF will be contacting stations with information about how to take advantage of these new grant opportunities and how you can get involved. 

In order to minimise disruption to stations, program makers and sector organisations during the transition, the Board has set a grants calendar for 2016 that sets the deadlines for all grant rounds.  Some grant deadlines are earlier than usual, and the length of some ‘funded activity periods’ will be longer than usual.

> Download 2016 grant calendar


How to nominate for positions in the new CBF structure

Nominations for voluntary roles in the new structure open Tuesday 1 March and close at 1pm AEST on Monday 4 April, with new roles commencing on 1 July. 

You can nominate for multiple roles:

  • Board of Directors
  • Sector Investment Advisory Committee (SIAC)
  • Development & Operations Grants Advisory Committee (DOGAC)
  • Content Grants Advisory Committee (CGAC)
  • Assessor Pool

> Read more about the new roles and how to nominate


Webinar: Outcomes of the CBF Structure & Governance Review - in a nutshell!

We conducted a webinar on Thursday 10 March to help explain the coming changes including;

  •   an overview of the upcoming changes
  •   an explanation of transition timeframes
  •   opportunities to get involved with the CBF grant decision process
  •   suggestions to help applicants prepare for a new application process
  •   an opportunity to ask questions

View the webinar recording below: