Multicultural QLD grants program now open

The  2015-16 Celebrating Multicultural Queensland grants program is now open.

The Celebrating Multicultural Queensland grants program funds diverse multicultural events and needs based projects that celebrate and promote Queensland’s multicultural identity, increase community awareness of the benefits of multiculturalism, foster community cohesion, and support equitable access to opportunities by people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

The Queensland Government is committed to a safe, caring, harmonious, united and inclusive Queensland with investment focussed on celebrating our wealth of cultures as well as supporting social cohesion.

Through the 2015–16 funding round, funding will be allocated to events and projects across Queensland to be held in the 2016 calendar year with up to $20,000 available under the Signature Events category, up to $10,000 under the Cultural Events category, and up to $25,000 under the Multicultural Projects category.

Community groups, local councils and non-government incorporated organisations that involve or support migrants and refugees from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are invited to consider submitting funding proposals with practical strategies to:

·        enhance appreciation and recognition of diverse cultures in Queensland

·        promote community awareness about the benefits of multiculturalism

·        foster cohesion across diverse cultural groups and the wider community

·        address emerging issues for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

·        facilitate increased understanding and cohesion between diverse cultural groups

·        support government’s multicultural initiatives

·        sustain positive outcomes achieved through diverse cultural events and community projects.

To view the 2015-16 Funding Information Paper and to access the online application forms, please visit our website.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 14 September 2015.

For more information, please email Multicultural Affairs Queensland at



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