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Specialist Radio Programming Round 2 2019/20

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 2:00PM 27 August 2019 (AEST).

About Specialist Radio Programming Grants

Specialist radio programming refers to established ongoing, regular programs that deliver a specific service, not otherwise provided by broadcasters, to a local community.

This funding support is designed to encourage stations to carry specialist radio programming and assists with the maintenance and development of specialist programming content in community broadcasting to meet the needs of particular communities:

  • RPH programs to serve people with a print disability
  • Ethnic programs to serve a defined local ethnic community
  • Indigenous programs

Consideration of Specialist Radio Programming grants is the responsibility of the Content Grants Advisory Committee (CGAC). You will receive early advice about the success of your application.

Links and downloads

You can preview the application form by clicking the 'preview the form' icon above. Please note that drop-down menu and links are not available for preview in PDF format. These files will show you the questions asked in the forms and the type of information you will be required to provide when the grant round opens.

The Content grant guidelines and application form is available at

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
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
Radio stations and Remote Indigenous Media Organisations (RIMOs) in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory

Ally Newton - 03 8341 5900 and
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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