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Funding For Our Multicultural Community

Mr Mark Coure today announced funding is available for events that help bring communities together and celebrate our cultural diversity.

The 2015/16 Multicultural NSW Celebration Grants provide funding of up to $5,000 for festivals and events that bring communities together, showcase the benefits of cultural diversity and promote social cohesion.

“There are so many reasons to celebrate our community’s rich cultural diversity,” Mr Coure said.

“The Celebration Grants are about supporting those important events as well as spreading important messages about cultural harmony and cohesion.

“I would encourage any non-for-profit community organisation or local council planning an event to consider applying.”

Last financial year, more than 100 local community events received funding under the Celebration Grants program.

“Our cultural diversity is something we should cherish and celebrate every day,” Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka said.

Only not- for-profit community organisations and local councils staging events for the entire community are eligible to apply and applications close 17 June 2016.

Applications open three times a year.

Projects are assessed on how many people are likely to attend, whether the project will benefit intercultural understanding and be cost effective.

For more information about the Multicultural NSW Grants Program, visit