Celebrating our diverse Communities
Diversity is what makes our nation such an incredible place to live – bringing energy, innovation and prosperity to communities across the country. In an effort to continue to bring people of all ages and backgrounds together and celebrate our cultural diversity the NSW Government has announced funding for not-for-profit community groups with the new 2016/17 Unity and Celebration Grants.
The grants, which form part of the Multicultural NSW Grants Program, deliver funding for projects which help to unite local communities, promoting social cohesion and showcasing the benefits of cultural diversity. The aim is to create a stronger NSW, with social, cultural and economic prosperity through cultural diversity.
Multiculturalism NSW hopes through investing in activities, partnerships and community projects, that they are able to foster community engagement, build community harmony, social cohesion and celebrate the unique riches of our cultural diversity, which is a significant asset of our state.
Unity Grants provide up to $30,000 to support local community projects, and Celebration Grants provide up to $5,000 for festivals and events that bring communities together and showcase the benefits of cultural diversity.
Successful Unity and Celebration Grant recipients include helping vulnerable female refugees in the Hunter find jobs and work towards financial independence, as well as establishing a local cultural club in Wagga Wagga.
Only not-for-profit community organisations and local councils are eligible to apply for Unity and Celebration Grants. Applications close 9 September. For more information about the Multicultural Grants Program, visit http://multicultural.nsw.gov.au/.