CBAA Webinars

WEBINAR: Grant Funding for Your Station - 15 March

Danny Chifley, 25th February 2016

Grant funding is crucial to the financial stability of community broadcasters nationwide. Hundreds of stations have benefitted from grants offered by the Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF), an independent non-profit funding agency that seeks, secures and distributes funding to support the development, creativity and sustainability of community broadcasting in Australia.

The aim of this webinar is to assist stations in writing effective, comprehensive grants for both CBF funding applications and for the many other grant opportunities available to community broadcasters.

It's a great time to sharpen your grant application skills. The CBF have a wide spectrum of grants closing soon. In the 2014/15 financial year, the CBF allocated over $17.6 million in grants to support community broadcasting in Australia. 75% of all grant applications received during that time were successful. Check out the CBF Key Dates for more.

We'll be joined by representatives of the CBF to provide handy hints for applications as well as community broadcasters who have benefitted from past grants and are keen to share their knowledge. We'll also look at the CBAA Grants Calendar, which brings together the many government- and philanthropically-funded grants available to not for profit organisations across Australia.

Who is this webinar for?

All community broadcasting stations looking to maximise their chance of success for grant funding applications.

Presented by:

  • Jo Curtin - CBF Senior Grants Administrator: Jo has been involved with community broadcasting for more than 15 years at all levels of operations. As part of her role as Senior Grants Administrator, Jo works closely with the CBF Executive Director and Board on strategic planning, policy development and better practice in grant-making.
  • Mason Smith - 2RRR Content & Youth Coordinator: In addition to all his great work for Sydney's 2RRR, a station that seeks to inform, entertain and unite their local community, Mason helps oversee Youth Jukebox, Sydney’s youngest drive time program. Youth Jukebox have been able to greater connect young people and engage them in civic participation with the assistance of CBF funding.
  • Emma Couch - CBAA Member Services Officer: As part of her role at the CBAA, Emma oversees the CBAA Grants Calendar, which aims to provide community broadcasting stations with the opportunity to assess all available funding opportunities.

See the webinar presentation here:

2016-03-15 18.30 Grant Funding for Your Station from CMTO on Vimeo.

This webinar was held at 6:30 PM on Tuesday 16 March 2016

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