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Solar Systems expression of interest

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at midnight 5 March 2019 (AEDT).

The Community Broadcasting Foundation supports and champions community-owned and operated media to connect people and tell vital, local stories so that we have a vibrant Australian culture and a healthy democracy. Each year we provide more than $15 million in funding to support the 500 community broadcasting services operating in communities across Australia but we want to do more to help broadcasting thrive financially and sustainably into the future.

We recognise that to keep broadcasting 24 hours a day, seven days a week, costs can be significant and one of the biggest ongoing and growing budget pressures is electricity. Solar can make an enormous difference to stations with modelling showing average energy savings of 37%. Our goal is to develop new avenues of philanthropic support to secure additional funding sources to assist stations to go ‘green’ and install solar. 

For more information, please call Lori Kravos, Philanthropy & Partnerships on 03 8341 5999 or email: