ACTF Receives Funding Boost


The Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) has received an additional investment of A$14.5 million ($9.7 million) over four years to support the creation of local kids’ content.

The funding injection was announced by Tony Burke, Australia’s Minister for the Arts, as part of the country’s 2024-25 federal budget.

Bernadette O’Mahony, ACTF’s acting CEO, noted: “Children are a unique audience, and deserve quality local content—stories that are made especially for them that reflect our culture, and their world and voices. This additional funding means the ACTF will be able to invest in even more brilliant Australian kids shows for all ages and across all the platforms that children are watching. There will be more groundbreaking projects like Windcatcher (Stan.), Eddie’s Lil’ Homies (NITV/Netflix) and Crazy Fun Park (ABC)—watched and loved by Australian children and their families, as well as audiences around the world.

“The ACTF is pleased to be able to continue to raise the bar for Australian children and provide them with the best stories, made especially for them.”