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Indigenous Broadcasting Program funding round is now open

Indigenous Broadcasting Program funding round is now open

Published: 8th November 2011

 Broadcaster Alby Reuben of radio station Townsville 4K1G in Queensland. Image sourced from the DBDCE IBP webpage. © Commonwealth of Australia.

The 2012-2013 funding round for the Indigenous Broadcasting Program (IBP) is now open. The IBP provides funding to support Indigenous community radio broadcasting and to address the broadcasting needs of Indigenous people living in remote, regional and urban areas of Australia. Its objective is to strengthen Indigenous broadcasters and build a more sustainable Indigenous broadcasting sector.

The IBP aims to:

  • support the operations of Indigenous-owned and controlled radio broadcasting services, including Remote Indigenous Media Organisations and Remote Indigenous Broadcasting Services
  • support peak bodies that promote and service the interests of their Indigenous radio station memberships
  • support the operations of Imparja Television (including satellite uplink facilities for National Indigenous Television and satellite radio services) and Indigenous Community Television
  • support the development and broadcast of programming that promotes local Indigenous culture and languages
  • enhance Indigenous broadcasting services by supporting national representation that serves and develops the sector's capacity
  • help develop an Indigenous broadcasting sector that meets all governance and business management requirements
  • provide opportunities for broadcasting workers to develop professional skills and experience
  • support the production and broadcasting of radio programs across Australia that provide a flow of information to Indigenous people on how to access essential services such as housing, health, legal support and education.

Applications close on 3 February 2012.

For more information about the program or how to apply for funding, visit the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Indigenous Broadcast Program webpage or read Minister Conroy’s media release.

For more information about Indigenous news, programs, services and policies visit the Australian Government Indigenous website.