Community Broadcasters’ Provision of Services

Community Broadcasting Foundation
Key objectives of the measure:

Australian Government funding under the Community Broadcasting Program includes support from:

  • national, state and regional development of community broadcasting including support for national associations of community broadcasters
  • funding for information and community technology initiatives to benefit the community broadcasting sector
  • a national training program for the community television/radio sector
  • the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project to promote contemporary Australian music through the community broadcasting sector
  • support for online community television content production and distribution for the benefit of the general community
  • Indigenous community broadcasting
  • radio for the print handicapped
  • ethnic community broadcasting
  • digital community radio broadcasting.
Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
financial, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

The Community Broadcasting Program supports community broadcasting (including television and radio) and their related online activities, including the provision of digital community radio broadcasting.

The Australian Government will provide A$21.6 million in 2017-18 to support the Program, including A$4.2 million for community digital radio. This funding will help support content development, training, transmission, online services and broadcasting Australian music as well as targeted funding for Indigenous, ethnic and Radio for the Print Handicapped services.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Greater diversity in the content and control of broadcasting services available to Australians, including in online platforms.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

The Australian Government will provide A$21.6 million in 2017-18 to support community radio broadcasting, including A$4.2 million for community digital radio.

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

The Community Broadcasting Foundation has delivered against funding milestones and provided reports that are comprehensive and satisfy all financial requirements.

Indicators used to determine impact:
The measure has been regularly evaluated against milestones and activity performance as outlined in the funding deed. This includes financial reporting.
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts