Great Lakes FM relies on grants to enable the radio station to purchase much needed equipment and other essential items.
Great Lakes FM would like to acknowledge and thank the following organisations that have provided grant funds:
2012 – Community Building Partnership Program provided $12,562 for a generator at the station’s transmitter site on Cabbage Tree Mountain outside of Bulahdelah. The generator enables Great Lakes FM to continue to broadcast in the event of a power outage due to maintenance problems, broken tree branches on power lines, electrical storms, bush fires, etc.
2014 – Mid Coast Water provided $2,000 towards the purchase on an Audio Codec Unit to be installed at Great Lakes FM studio. The Audio Codec Unit has improved the quality of outside broadcasts.
2014 – District 44 Masonic Charities raised $15,000 for the purchase of a transmitter following the demise of the one operating from Cabbage Tree Mountain outside of Bulahdelah.
2015 – Great Lakes Community Grants provided $2,000 towards the purchase on an Audio Codec Unit to be installed at Great Lakes FM studio. The Audio Codec Unit has improved the quality of outside broadcasts.
2015 – Stockland Community Grants provided $1,000 towards the purchase on an Audio Codec Unit to be installed at Great Lakes FM studio. The Audio Codec Unit has improved the quality of outside broadcasts. Another Audio Codec Unit is required for the outside broadcast site that will improve ease of set up and will improve the quality of the outside broadcasts even more.
2015 – Great Lakes Club Grants Program provided $1,600 for the purchase of a lap top and data projector which is used for trainer of volunteers at Great Lakes FM and also presentations to outside organisations to inform them of the work of Great Lakes FM.
2015 – CBAA Conference Scholarship provided $1,095 to cover the cost of accommodation and registration so that Andrew Farr, General Manager of Great Lakes FM could attend the annual CBAA (Community Broadcasting Association of Australia) Conference.
2015 – Community Building Partnership Program, a NSW government initiative, provided $6,000 towards the purchase of Solar Panels. At this stage Great Lakes FM requires more funding to purchase the panels and to erect a structure for the panels.