Multicultural Grants Program building a more inclusive South Australian society

05.04.2019
Better Services

The Marshall Liberal Government is proud to support our diverse community by investing $3.232 million in multicultural grant initiatives to ensure funding better meet the needs and aspirations of South Australia’s growing multicultural communities.

The new equitable funding structure will ensure there is greater integration and improved services for multicultural communities across the state.

Applications are now open for the 2019-20 Multicultural Grants Program, which features four streams of funding to support multicultural communities:

· Advance Together – Grants to assist multicultural organisations to improve their governance and strengthen their capacity building skills;

· Celebrate Together – Large grants of up to $30,000 and small grants of up to $5,000 to assist multicultural organisations to host festivals and events to celebrate cultural diversity;

· Expand Together – Infrastructure grants of up to $100,000 and equipment grants of up to $20,000 to assist multicultural organisations to expand their capacity by upgrading community facilities, or purchasing equipment to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse communities;

· Stronger Together – Grants of up to $200,000 to assist multicultural organisations to develop and deliver projects that strengthen families and communities and allow access to better social and economic opportunities;

Premier Steven Marshall says the grants will ensure communities are able to promote and share their cultural diversity.

“Multiculturalism is one of South Australia’s greatest assets and we as a government need to ensure we provide the necessary support to promote cultural integration and cohesiveness,” said Premier Marshall.

“Our diverse communities have so much to offer, and this funding will enable them access to improved social and economic opportunities.

“The revised funding structure also means multicultural organisations will be put in a position to deliver better outcomes for their communities.

“The State Government is committed to working together with our diverse multicultural society for a stronger South Australia."

Assistant Minister to the Premier, Jing Lee MLC, says the new funding structure will deliver tangible outcomes that will benefit our community.

“These grants will help multicultural organisations to advance their capabilities by adopting best practice to celebrate their cultural heritage through well organised multicultural festivals; to expand together by upgrading facilities and to grow stronger together by addressing priorities of our culturally diverse community,” said Assistant Minister Lee.

“Through these grants, we will see more transparency and better services delivered to South Australia’s multicultural society.”

Online application forms and guidelines are available at www.multicultural.sa.gov.au.

Applications close at the end of May 2019.

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