More than 65 organisations have received funding from the NSW Government to facilitate projects and initiatives to drive greater unity and harmony in diverse communities.
Minister for Multiculturalism Mark Coure said each of the 69 groups had received a share of $1.4 million in funding through the NSW Government’s Stronger Together Projects grants program.
“Due to an overwhelming amount of interest and more organisations wanting to run programs in their communities, we increased the original funding allocation of $400,000 to $1.4 million,” Mr Coure said.
“This benefits more organisations and, of course, the communities they run the programs in.
“The increase in funding was only made possible thanks to the NSW Government’s strong economic management.”
Since 2021, more than $2 million has been allocated through the Projects Grants program, which has been shared by 100 organisations to run initiatives in their local communities.
“The NSW Government recognises the important role organisations play in their respective communities,” Mr Coure said.
“These organisations understand their communities better than anyone, and that is why we empower them to deliver this work by investing in their projects.”
The grants support 12-month projects and range in value from $20,000 to $40,000. Each of the successful organisations will use the funding to facilitate their programs and initiatives in 2023.
For more information about the Stronger Together Projects grants program, visit multicultural.nsw.gov.au/grants.