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Development & Operations Round 1 2020/21

Submissions are now being accepted. Submissions close at 2:00PM 10 March 2020 (AEDT).

About Development & Operations Grants

Development & Operations grants aim to support community media station resilience by strengthening governance, building community, sustainable operations and technical capacity.

Your application must clearly demonstrate how the proposed activities address one or more of the areas listed below:

  • Strengthening governance - strategic planning, technology planning, developing open and transparent governance policies and procedures, recruiting and maintaining a governance team with diverse skills and experiences
  • Sustainable operations - improving the financial sustainability, and/or reducing the environmental impact of community media
  • Building community – engaging the diverse members of your community

Consideration of Development & Operations grants is the responsibility of the Development & Operations Grants Advisory Committee (DOGAC). You will receive early advice about the success of your application.

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Talk to us

We strongly encourage you to discuss your project with the Grants Support Team before submitting your application. They can provide advice on the types of projects funded in this category, what information you should include in your application and feedback on your application prior to submission.

For assistance in applying please see links to further information below. If you would prefer to apply for the grant using a word processing document, contact your Grants Support Team member:

Jon King - 03 8341 5966 and jking@cbf.com.au
Radio stations in Victoria, Tasmania, television stations and any independent producers or not-for-profit organisations looking to partner with a community broadcaster

Dean Linguey - 03 8341 5988 and dlinguey@cbf.com.au
Radio stations and Remote Indigenous Media Organisations (RIMOs) in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory

Georgina Boucher - 03 8341 5955 and gboucher@cbf.com.au
Radio stations in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory

For further information see:

Frequently Asked Questions

Grants Guides and Resources

SmartyGrants Guide for Applicants

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