Supporting Victoria’s Indian Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victoria’s Indian communities build and improve community facilities to ensure they have safe and welcoming places to meet.

Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne today opened the $3 million Indian Community Infrastructure Fund, fulfilling a key election commitment.

The Fund is open to Victoria’s Indian communities so they can upgrade and enhance their temples, community centres and other community facilities.

Indian not-for-profit organisations can apply for a grant between $10,000 to $100,000 for smaller scale projects, or a large grant from $100,001 to $500,000 for larger new build projects.

The Fund ensures Indian Victorians have access to safe and functional facilities where they can participate in their community, hold cultural activities and share their cultures with the wider Victorian community.

For more information or to apply, visit vic.gov.au/Indian-community-infrastructure-fund.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne

“We’re delivering on a promise to help build and upgrade Indian community facilities.”

“Victoria is home to Australia’s largest Indian community – they have helped make Victoria one of the most successfully multicultural places in the world.”

“These grants ensure Indian Victorians have a place to come together, celebrate culture and traditions and feel connected – these things are vital in a successful multicultural society.”