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Give community radio the power to thrive

Support the greening of community radio by helping stations to switch to solar. Sustainably build the capacity of stations to grow and thrive, empowering and transforming the communities they serve.

From increasing rents to aging infrastructure, community radio stations face many cost pressures to stay on the air. Solar power can make an enormous difference to these stations.

One station can spend as much as $50,000 a year on power. With power bills rising sharply in recent years and further increases predicted, the challenge is mounting. By contrast, the cost of solar panels is decreasing – they offer a perfect solution. By giving to Solar for Stations you will also help to reduce a station’s operating costs immediately and permanently. For as little as $5,000, help one station convert to solar power and low energy LED lighting. On average, a solar fit out including LED lighting is approximately $10-$15,000 for a mid- sized station.

No matter how large or small, your gift will help us make a difference. Donations to the Community Broadcasting Development Fund are tax-deductible.

Together we can nurture Australia’s open society, strong democracy and vibrant culture through the power of community radio.

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We welcome you to contact us for more information. Phone 03 8341 5900 or email fundraising@cbf.com.au.