Community Broadcasting Foundation

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The Community Broadcasting Foundation is an independent non-profit funding agency that solicits and distributes funds for the maintenance and development of community broadcasting in Australia including specialist services for Ethnic, Indigenous and Radio for the Print Handicapped audiences.

The Foundation’s values affirm the principles of Access, Diversity, Independence, Innovation and Localism and the commitment to social justice that underpin the community broadcasting sector’s philosophy and operation.

Our vision is to assist community broadcasting to reach its full potential as a well-resourced, independent, diverse, vibrant and accessible Australian media sector.

Reflecting the non-profit volunteer driven philosophy of the sector it serves, the Foundation operates with a small Secretariat and forty dedicated volunteers who sit on grants advisory committees and project advisory groups as well as the Board of Directors.

The CBF is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) with additional Indigenous community broadcasting funding accessed through theDepartment of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA).