Community Broadcasting Foundation

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The Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF) is an independent non-profit funding organisation based in Melbourne. The CBF solicits and then distributes funds that assist with the maintenance and development of community broadcasting in Australia.[1]

The mission of the CBF is to assist the Australian community broadcasting sector in becoming well-resourced, independent, diverse and accessible.[2][3]

The CBF aims to reflect the non-profit volunteer driven philosophy of the community broadcasting sector. As such it operates with a small secretariat and around forty volunteers who sit on various committees advising on grants and projects as well as the Board of Directors.

Funding[edit]

The CBF receives the bulk of its funds from the Australian Government through the Department of Communications.[4]

The Foundation distributes funding through its Grants Advisory Committees. CBF funding is designed to supplement the operational and development costs of the community broadcasting sector. Grants are made for:

  • national program production
  • online developments including program distribution and exchange
  • station infrastructure and operational support
  • training
  • national infrastructure development projects
  • promotion of contemporary Australian music and musicians
  • sector coordination and research.

Funding is also provided specifically for Ethnic, Indigenous, and RPH program production. Their home page contains also interesting information very helpful in writing a grant proposals in general.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community radio". Dept of Communications - Australia. 2008-02-06. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  2. ^ "About the CBF". Community Broadcasting Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  3. ^ "The Australian community broadcasting sector". Radio National. 2007-03-08. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  4. ^ "Supporting Community Broadcasting" (PDF). Dept of Finance - Australia. 2004-09-24. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 

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