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Our grant programs assist community broadcasting organisations in urban, regional, rural and remote Australia to produce media by and for communities.


Road safety in remote Indigenous communities

Friday 13 January 2017
Road safety in remote Indigenous communities

The Community Broadcasting Foundation partnered with remote broadcasters PAW Media and CAAMA to produce programs and announcements about road safety.

This project was supported by the Northern Territory Government.

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Connecting Communities

Friday 6 January 2017
Connecting Communities

With CBF grant support, 2MFM in Bankstown, NSW developed an existing Community Connect program through the production of significant community events such as educational forums, government and community workshops, religious and social festivals and concerts.

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Supporting personal growth

Friday 6 January 2017
Supporting personal growth

The CBF funded Bay FM in Byron Bay to produce a pilot series of segments for young people. Young producer Isabeau Schubert received mentoring as a part of the project: "I can confidently say what this grant enabled me to do has been the most beneficial experience for my personal growth and development to date.”

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Writings from the Dark

Friday 14 October 2016
Writings from the Dark

Writings from the Dark is a series of six short powerful poetry recitals from acclaimed writer and performer Steven Oliver.

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Community TV’s transition to online

Friday 14 October 2016
Community TV’s transition to online

We allocated $450,000 over two years to support the licensed community television stations to transition to online-only distribution.

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Building better online presence

Friday 14 October 2016
Building better online presence

With our support the CBAA has established Radio Website Services to help stations to easily build a professional and mobile-friendly online presence. Over 100 stations are taking advantage of a free suite of widgets to set up customisable electronic program guides, music playlist loggers, banner carousels, social media feeds and audio streaming.

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Dragon Dreaming

Thursday 13 October 2016
Dragon Dreaming

Dragon Dreaming - the life and art of Kushia Young is a documentary about a young, deaf, Indigenous artist from remote Kalka in APY Lands as she prepares for her first public exhibition.

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On the Money

Thursday 28 April 2016
On the Money

On the Money is a weekly finance and economics program broadcast around the country on the Community Radio Network. Respected for its innovative and high quality coverage of money matters, last year the program’s in depth coverage of the Federal Budget was broadcast on more than 20 stations across the country. 

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Youth Matters in Shepparton

Thursday 25 February 2016
Youth Matters in Shepparton

CBF funds kick-started 'Youth Matters' at ONE FM Shepparton Radio, a project that aimed to engage young people in the local area and skill them up so they could present regular programs.

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Program connects young people, engages them in civic participation

Friday 22 January 2016
Program connects young people, engages them in civic participation

Funds from the CBF helped suburban Sydney station 2RRR to coordinate and broadcast a Youth Jukebox program, 4-5pm Monday to Fridays. The program provides information of local youth activities, involves young people from all walks of life and is a valuable learning experience.

The results have been significant – the number of young participants over the course of twelve months has trebled, with interest in the program still growing.

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