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Community Broadcasting Foundation

Contact

Name: Anita van Rooyen

Position: Fundraising Executive

Email: gifts@cbf.com.au

Address

L7 369 Royal Pde

Parkville

Melbourne 3052

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Our Mission / Objective

The Community Broadcasting Foundation is an independent non-profit funding agency that seeks, secures and distributes funding to support the development, creativity and sustainability of community broadcasting in Australia.

Community broadcasting involves participation in non-profit media which is committed to access, diversity, independence, localism, multiculturalism, and social justice.

Our vision: community broadcasting is a thriving independent media sector for all Australian communities.

Our Services

We make funding available to some 450 community radio and television stations around the country.

Since 1984, when we were established, we have granted more than $200 million to help stations create content that is relevant to their local community whether that be for:

  • Ethnic
  • Indigenous
  • Radio for the print handicapped
  • New and emerging local Australia artists
  • General listenership

We also help fund:

Digital radio development

Transmission costs

Training

Community TV’s transition to digital

Our Beneficiaries

Community radio and television stations and the communities that they support, including the 22,000 volunteers, are the direct benficiaries of our work.

More than 5 million people listen to community broadcasting EACH WEEK.

Projects in Progress

We fund around 650 projects each year.

These range from funding special and unique projects such as outside broadcasts at Anzac Day services, music events and community festivals.

We also fund specific staff to create and increase community engagement.

Check out some of our success stories at http://cbf.com.au/success-stories/

Beating loneliness

One of our newest projects is to help beat loneliness in society through the connectivity available via local community media.

9% of us are lonely right now and 30% of us have been lonely in the last 10 years.

Increasing community connection and social cohesion is widely recognised as the path to reducing loneliness.

Community broadcasting is in a unique position to reduce loneliness by creating more connected local communties.

Solar for stations

We all know that electricity prices have risen A LOT – like double in the last five years or so.

This really punches not-for-profit community media hard.

This means that money that should be spent improving infrastructure is being spent on power bills.

Financial and environmental sustainability comes from harnessing the sun in the form of solar for community radio stations.

The initial outlay makes solar a difficult proposition.  That’s where you can help.  By supporting the Community Broadcasting Foundation we can support stations to get their solar on.

Our People

CEO

Ian Stanistreet, CEO

Leadership Team

Ian Stanistreet – CEO

Ian Stanistreet has worked within Australia’s burgeoning community broadcasting sector since becoming a volunteer broadcaster at 3PBS-FM in 1980. He has fourteen years experience in radio station management and has worked as the CEO of the CBF since 2000.

Peter Batchelor – President

Peter enjoyed a long political career spanning 21 years as a member of the Victorian Parliament, with 11 years as a Minister in five portfolios including Minister for Victorian Communities / Community Development and Minister for Arts. Achievements in these areas included assistance to volunteers, volunteer-based organisations and social enterprises; management of the Community Support Fund; and oversight of the Arts grant program. Currently, Peter is also a non-executive Director of The Office of National Rail Safety Regulator. Peter brings a strong background in public policy and governance to the Foundation.

Ellie Rennie – Vice President

Ellie is the Deputy Director of the Swinburne Institute for Social Research. She researches media policy and community communication, with a current focus on Indigenous media and broadband adoption in remote Australia and remote Sarawak. Her books include: Life of SYN: A Story of the Digital Generation (Monash University Press, 2011); Community Media: A Global Introduction (Rowan & Littlefield, 2006); and Internet on the Outstation: The digital divide and remote Aboriginal communities (Institute of Network Cultures, 2016). Ellie commenced her involvement in the community broadcasting sector at Melbourne’s community television station in the mid 1990s.

Names of Board Members

You can check out our delightful volunteer board here.

President – Peter Batchelor

Vice President – Ellie Rennie

Treasurer – Luchi Santer

Members:

  • Steve Ahern
  • Teresa Cleary
  • Nathaniel Garvin
  • Bryce Ives
  • Esther Pearce
  • Gregory Vines

Number of Employees

8

Number of Volunteers

100

Registration Information

ABN

49 008 590 403

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

You can make your lasting mark on local grass-roots community media through a gift in your will.

More information is available at http://cbf.com.au/about/gift-wills/

Community broadcasting is just that – it’s by the community – for the community.

Every gift, however large or smal, makes a lasting and significant difference to strenthening the longevity of community broadcasting.

And that’s why the Community Broadcasting Foundation is so important. For more than 30 years we have been helping over 500 radio and TV stations keep the microphones open, to create innovative, independent, localised content.

Our work has made a significant difference over the last three decades, however there is so much more to do provide a sustainable platform for community broadcasters into the future – with your help, we will make it a reality.

We understand that looking after your family and friends is your priority.  Once they have been taken care of, you have the opportunity to show suppport for organisation that you value, such as the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

Rest assured that we will always use your gift as you intend.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Volunteers are the life blood of the Community Broadcasting Foundation – and of the sector itself.

Over 100 volunteers assist us at the Foundation with everything from assessing grant applications from stations, to policy and strategy, governance, fundraising and more.

This reflects the way that the community broadcasting sector runs too – with more than 22,000 volunteers at local stations around Australia in roles as diverse as broadcasting, technicians, office bearers and general awesomeness!

Check out our phenomenal volunteers

Sector Investment  Advisory Committee

Grants Advisory Committees

Assesor Pool

Board Members

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

The Community Broadcasting Foundation is an independent non-profit funding agency that seeks, secures and distributes funding to support the development, creativity and sustainability of community broadcasting in Australia.

Community broadcasting involves participation in non-profit media which is committed to access, diversity, independence, localism, multiculturalism, and social justice.

Our vision: community broadcasting is a thriving independent media sector for all Australian communities.

Our Services

We make funding available to some 450 community radio and television stations around the country.

Since 1984, when we were established, we have granted more than $200 million to help stations create content that is relevant to their local community whether that be for:

  • Ethnic
  • Indigenous
  • Radio for the print handicapped
  • New and emerging local Australia artists
  • General listenership

We also help fund:

Digital radio development

Transmission costs

Training

Community TV’s transition to digital

Our Beneficiaries

Community radio and television stations and the communities that they support, including the 22,000 volunteers, are the direct benficiaries of our work.

More than 5 million people listen to community broadcasting EACH WEEK.

Projects in Progress

We fund around 650 projects each year.

These range from funding special and unique projects such as outside broadcasts at Anzac Day services, music events and community festivals.

We also fund specific staff to create and increase community engagement.

Check out some of our success stories at http://cbf.com.au/success-stories/

Beating loneliness

One of our newest projects is to help beat loneliness in society through the connectivity available via local community media.

9% of us are lonely right now and 30% of us have been lonely in the last 10 years.

Increasing community connection and social cohesion is widely recognised as the path to reducing loneliness.

Community broadcasting is in a unique position to reduce loneliness by creating more connected local communties.

Solar for stations

We all know that electricity prices have risen A LOT – like double in the last five years or so.

This really punches not-for-profit community media hard.

This means that money that should be spent improving infrastructure is being spent on power bills.

Financial and environmental sustainability comes from harnessing the sun in the form of solar for community radio stations.

The initial outlay makes solar a difficult proposition.  That’s where you can help.  By supporting the Community Broadcasting Foundation we can support stations to get their solar on.

Our People

CEO

Ian Stanistreet, CEO

Leadership Team

Ian Stanistreet – CEO

Ian Stanistreet has worked within Australia’s burgeoning community broadcasting sector since becoming a volunteer broadcaster at 3PBS-FM in 1980. He has fourteen years experience in radio station management and has worked as the CEO of the CBF since 2000.

Peter Batchelor – President

Peter enjoyed a long political career spanning 21 years as a member of the Victorian Parliament, with 11 years as a Minister in five portfolios including Minister for Victorian Communities / Community Development and Minister for Arts. Achievements in these areas included assistance to volunteers, volunteer-based organisations and social enterprises; management of the Community Support Fund; and oversight of the Arts grant program. Currently, Peter is also a non-executive Director of The Office of National Rail Safety Regulator. Peter brings a strong background in public policy and governance to the Foundation.

Ellie Rennie – Vice President

Ellie is the Deputy Director of the Swinburne Institute for Social Research. She researches media policy and community communication, with a current focus on Indigenous media and broadband adoption in remote Australia and remote Sarawak. Her books include: Life of SYN: A Story of the Digital Generation (Monash University Press, 2011); Community Media: A Global Introduction (Rowan & Littlefield, 2006); and Internet on the Outstation: The digital divide and remote Aboriginal communities (Institute of Network Cultures, 2016). Ellie commenced her involvement in the community broadcasting sector at Melbourne’s community television station in the mid 1990s.

Names of Board Members

You can check out our delightful volunteer board here.

President – Peter Batchelor

Vice President – Ellie Rennie

Treasurer – Luchi Santer

Members:

  • Steve Ahern
  • Teresa Cleary
  • Nathaniel Garvin
  • Bryce Ives
  • Esther Pearce
  • Gregory Vines

Number of Employees

8

Number of Volunteers

100

Registration Information

ABN

49 008 590 403

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

You can make your lasting mark on local grass-roots community media through a gift in your will.

More information is available at http://cbf.com.au/about/gift-wills/

Community broadcasting is just that – it’s by the community – for the community.

Every gift, however large or smal, makes a lasting and significant difference to strenthening the longevity of community broadcasting.

And that’s why the Community Broadcasting Foundation is so important. For more than 30 years we have been helping over 500 radio and TV stations keep the microphones open, to create innovative, independent, localised content.

Our work has made a significant difference over the last three decades, however there is so much more to do provide a sustainable platform for community broadcasters into the future – with your help, we will make it a reality.

We understand that looking after your family and friends is your priority.  Once they have been taken care of, you have the opportunity to show suppport for organisation that you value, such as the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

Rest assured that we will always use your gift as you intend.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Volunteers are the life blood of the Community Broadcasting Foundation – and of the sector itself.

Over 100 volunteers assist us at the Foundation with everything from assessing grant applications from stations, to policy and strategy, governance, fundraising and more.

This reflects the way that the community broadcasting sector runs too – with more than 22,000 volunteers at local stations around Australia in roles as diverse as broadcasting, technicians, office bearers and general awesomeness!

Check out our phenomenal volunteers

Sector Investment  Advisory Committee

Grants Advisory Committees

Assesor Pool

Board Members

Our Annual Reports

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