Community Harmony Program To Boost Social Cohesion

The Andrew Labor Government has announced $2 million in new funding to strengthen relationships between diverse communities in Victoria.

The Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott today announced 44 projects that will be supported through the 2018-19 Community Harmony program.

The grants will support community organisations to identify and respond to social cohesion challenges, and increase intercultural and interfaith engagement and understanding.

Nearly 200 applications were submitted to this round of the program, from both new and established community groups across regional Victoria and metropolitan areas.

Applications were considered by an independent panel including representatives of the Victorian Multicultural Commission.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott

“This vital program will boost social cohesion and strengthen relationships between diverse communities across the state.”

“The 44 organisations supported through this year’s Community Harmony program will improve understanding and acceptance of Victoria’s cultural and faith diversity.”