The Children’s Media Foundation (CMF)

The Media Advocacy Organisation for UK Children and Young People

Children's Media Yearbook 2020 Goes Virtual

The Children's Media Yearbook 2020 is our new digital-only publication available here on the CMF website.

It's 100 pages packed with articles and research reflecting on the past year in children's media and the future of kids' and youth content.

Download your copy for just £7.95

CMF at CMC 2020 Online

The Children's Media Conference 2020 Online took place from 6-10 July. CMF provided session producers and speakers from our board and executive group and the CMC Opening Question Time with Russell T Davies, Baroness Kidron, Tracy Brabin MP, Ollie Bray and Charles Lauder, was produced by a CMF team.

CMC content is now publicly available free of charge on the CMC website or YouTube Channel.

Young Audiences Content Fund

After years of campaigning by CMF and others, the fund to create new public service content for children and young people has become a reality.  

The YACF launched on April 1st 2019. It will distribute £57m of funding over the course of its three year pilot - for the development and production of content for children and teens.

This is major success, after years of lobbying by CMF - first, to create awareness amongst politicians that a fund was needed, and then to ensure that the fund would dedicate its resources to the younger audience.

The July 2020 slate of funded projects is listed here.

APPG Back on Track

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Children's Media and the Arts re-established following the General Election

Every APPG has to re-form in a new Parliament. Jayne Kirkham, CMF's policy liaison officer, and clerk to the APPG on Children's Media and the Arts, moved swiftly to a general meeting in which Baroness Benjamin and Julie Elliott MP were elected joint chairs.  See Jayne's report.

"Children, and the media they use, are frequent topics of public concern and debate. The Children's Media Foundation will stimulate and participate in this debate - across the entire range of media that children experience."

Sir Philip Pullman, Author and Lifetime Patron,