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Celebrating Multicultural Queensland Grants Program

The Celebrating Multicultural Queensland Grants Program funds initiatives that celebrate and promote Queensland’s multicultural identity, increase community awareness of benefits of multiculturalism, foster community cohesion, and support equal access to opportunities by people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

The grants program has an annual budget of $1 million. Funding is allocated to diverse multicultural events and projects across Queensland through 2 separate grants rounds annually:

The 2017-18 funding round for multicultural projects to be delivered from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019, is now open.

Under this funding round, total funding of $300,000 is available for projects with the maximum grant amount of up to $25,000 available.

Multicultural projects, in alignment with the principles of the Multicultural Queensland Charter, will build community relationships to:

  • Celebrate Welcome—engage general community groups (including community associations, service clubs, and sporting groups) in connecting and welcoming migrants and refugees into a wide range of community activities and/or
  • Building Opportunity—promote opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds to participate and contribute to community projects; support communities to become more cohesive and resilient, and build their capacity to respond to local needs and/or
  • Celebrate Diversity—bring people together to celebrate our diversity and build a sense of welcome and belonging for all members of the community. 

Applications are encouraged from not-for-profit, incorporated organisations who have a registered Australian Business Number (ABN) which is not for a commercial entity or individual.

Applications are encouraged from community groups and organisations, community associations including service clubs and sporting groups, and local councils who partner with community groups.

Unincorporated organisations can seek agreement from a not-for-profit incorporated organisation to act as an auspice for the project.

Multicultural Affairs Queensland: Multicultural Projects Funding

Before Christmas, Multicultural Affairs Queensland has released Multicultural Projects Funding which closes on 3 February 2017. This means that groups that are intending to apply for this funding need to start getting their funding applications together. 

This round is not a round that is about double dipping from the events round that was decided just before Christmas. We were proud as GIA to get 5/7 applications submitted in that round received some level of funding. This funding is about projects that are going to meet the terms and conditions outlined in the MAQ funding paper (click here for the paper).

Multicultural projects, in alignment with the principles of the Multicultural Queensland Charter, will build community relationships to foster welcome, inclusion and participation of migrants and refugees in a range of activities across Queensland.

  • Community groups, including diverse cultural groups, community-based organisations, local councils and non-government incorporated organisations will develop practical strategies to:
  • promote community participation and intercultural connections among diverse cultural groups, and between diverse cultural groups and the wider community
  • engage general community groups (such as sporting groups, local clubs, school communities) in connecting and welcoming migrants and refugees into a wide range of community activities. 

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