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Grant Allocations

Over $14.2m in grants announced in June 2017

Successful grant applications

The Community Broadcasting Foundation announced the allocation of grants totalling $14.2 million to 178 organisations in June 2017.

Phunktional will receive a grant to support the production of Beneath the Vale, a comedy/drama series that tells the story of Aboriginal and Tongan families that are brought together by love in a small Victorian country town. Phunktional is working with the community in the Sunraysia region to provide young people opportunities to develop dance, music, script writing and drama skills.

OKRFM in Kilmore will receive a grant to partner with Mitchell Libraries to set up two production booths at local libraries to help the community write and record short stories, and add sound effects.

RPP FM will receive a grant to purchase video equipment to broadcast live sports online to complement their live radio coverage. This will provide new opportunities to engage their community, upskill volunteers and develop new income streams.

City Park Radio in Launceston will receive a grant to purchase new OB equipment to engage their community in local events, including the launch of their new translator site ensuring better coverage across their broadcast area.

Edge Radio in Hobart will receive a grant to support a Youth Training Coordinator to engage local schools and train up the next generation of community broadcasters.

The Christian Media Hub of Regional NSW through 2CCB is being funded to upgrade the transmission infrastructure of 2BCB Life FM Bathurst, 2CCB Rhema Orange, 2DCB Rhema Dubbo and 2WLF Life FM Wagga Wagga.  The Hub is providing the expertise to streamline the technical capacity at all four stations.

1VFM near Canberra will be upgrading its financial management systems with the help of a Development & Operations grant.

2SER in Sydney will be supervising the training and mentoring of a trainee to assist a number of Sydney community radio stations with technical and engineering assistance.

4NSA in Noosa, Queensland will be celebrating their 21st birthday next year while Warringarri Media in Kunnanurra, WA celebrate their 30th anniversary, both holding live to air community events with CBF grant support.

King Island Community Radio in Tasmania and Radio VCA in Ellenbrook, WA will both receive grant support from the CBF for the first time in 2017/18!

It’s all about transmission for 5BBB in the Barossa region, SA. In this round the station will receive funding toward their transmission expenses, a new antenna and a UPS system.

We’re especially excited about the multiplatform projects we’re supporting this round including:

  • FBi Radio’s storytelling program All The Best
  • 2RRR’s Real World Gardener
  • The national current affairs program The Wire produced by 2SER and 4EB with contributions from other stations
  • Good News Radio’s youth engagement project Youth Story
  • C31 Melbourne’s online campaign Project 1 Million - I Am Australian
  • ICTV’s live broadcast of the CAFL Community and Country Grand Finals
  • NG Media’s live broadcast of community concerts, sports events and traditional songs and dances
  • West TV’s documentary series Perth Artists

The most recent grant allocations made by the CBF Board for each CBF grant category are detailed in the following spreadsheet.

> Download Grant Allocations spreadsheet (XLS file, 133 KB )

Success Stories

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For grant allocations from previous years, view our Annual Reports.