Making Cultural Diversity The Life Of The Party

Thousands of Victorians will be able to celebrate and share their diverse cultures and traditions thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government.

The Multicultural Festivals and Events program will this year fund 897 grants to support events that showcase Victoria’s multiculturalism and bring the community together.

Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott today announced the successful applicants, which span both metropolitan and regional Victoria.

More than 1,000 applications were submitted from both new and established community groups, spanning metropolitan and regional Victoria.

All applications were assessed on merit by an independent panel, with the Victorian Multicultural Commission playing a key role.

Grants are approved for events that foster cross cultural awareness, understanding and respect, and ensure that Victoria’s multicultural communities can celebrate, preserve and share traditions in meaningful ways.

The grants are also provided to build the capacity of smaller or newer community groups to engage with both locals and fellow organisations.

For a full list of successful grants, visit multicultural.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott

“We’re proud of all the diverse cultures and faiths in our state, and we want all Victorians to be able to share and celebrate their traditions and culture with pride.”

“These grants will ensure that multiculturalism in Victoria continues to thrive, and I encourage everyone to get involved at a festival near them.”