Funds are now available to encourage participation in Australian community broadcasting through grants to support the production of television content for and by local communities. Almost $300,000 is available to distribute in the first round of grants closing on the 26 March 2012. C31 encourages current and prospective producers to apply for this exciting new funding opportunity.
The Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF) are keen to support the production of broad range of content for broadcast on community television, particularly low-cost 'grass-roots' programs, series, or one-off specials.
You can apply for up to $20,000 to cover costs relating directly to program production such as production equipment hire, editing and graphic software, travel, music or other copyright, recording stock, technical assistance and interpreters/subtitles.
Licensed community television broadcasters, including Remote Indigenous Broadcasting Services (RIBS) can apply, as well as incorporated non-profit organisations, such as program groups, provided there is an agreement in place to broadcast the content on a licensed community television broadcaster. Community television stations can also apply on behalf of incorporated and unincorporated production groups through an auspicing arrangement.
As well as supporting current programs, TV Content Production grants aim to support programs from new and emerging communities and producers, furthering the sector's aims of encouraging community participation and engagement. New programs or productions and programs that contribute creative and innovative content to the sector are a priority for the funds. When assessing applications the TV Grants Advisory Committee will aim for an equitable distribution of grant funding across metropolitan and regional/remote producers.
Please read the grant guidelines and further information on our website www.cbf.com.au.