The Andrews Labor Government is building a stronger Victoria, with more than $6 million in grants to support and boost participation among culturally diverse groups across Victoria.
The Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott today announced the opening of the Capacity Building and Participation Grants Program (CBP).
The $6.4 million program will boost participation, inclusion and contribution of priority groups – including regional communities, refugees and asylum seekers, young people, women and seniors – and is on top of $1.2 million to build capacity and boost participation in African and Pacific Island communities.
The CBP funds new and existing initiatives in culturally diverse and faith-based communities that seek to:
- reduce family violence and all forms of violence against women
- empower Victorians of African and Pacific Island backgrounds, particularly young people, to lead projects of change
- remove social and economic barriers by better connecting communities with mainstream services
- strengthen the capacity of local organisations to better engage and support the people they represent
- remove social and economic barriers for young people.
The CBP will be administered by the Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion Division of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, in partnership with the Victorian Multicultural Commission.
The 2018-19 funding round will be open until 4 June 2018, for projects commencing in the 2018-19 financial year.
Quotes from the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott
“This vital program is designed to build the knowledge and skills of culturally diverse and faith-based communities across the state, helping more people participate and contribute to everyday life in Victoria.”
“We’re supporting our culturally and religiously diverse communities to create and deliver the programs that meet their needs.”
“I encourage community groups and organisations to apply for a grant under this program.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020