Multicultural seniors organisations in Victoria will receive a $6.8 million boost over four years through a new round of grants announced today by the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott.
The Multicultural Senior Citizens Organisational Support grants are intended to provide financial assistance to non-profit clubs and groups who support seniors from culturally diverse backgrounds.
With almost a third of Victorians aged 65 years and over with culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse heritage, this funding represents an investment in preserving and embracing multiculturalism in the state.
Funding of up to $5,000 per year over four years is available to eligible organisations to assist with operational costs and general activities to meet the needs of its members.
Organisations currently receiving a seniors grant will need to reapply.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott
“The Andrews Labor Government recognises the significant contribution of our older generations in shaping multiculturalism in Victoria and to preserving cultural heritage for future generations.”
“The Multicultural Senior Citizens Organisational Support grants will provide essential funding for organisations work tirelessly to support Victorian seniors.”
“There are issues that seniors in our culturally diverse communities face which are unique, and the government is committed to doing what we can to help out.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020