The Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity Grants Program aims to foster community harmony and celebrate cultural diversity as a precious part of our identity and way of life.
There are two categories of grants under the Celebrating Diversity Grants Program:
1. Celebrating Diversity: Events
Each year the NSW calendar is filled with events that celebrate our cultural diversity. Festivals and events bring communities together, showcase the benefits of cultural diversity and promote social cohesion and community harmony.
Grants of up to $10,000 are available for Celebrating Diversity: Events.
The total pool amount available in the Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity: Events Grants Program is $800,000, awarded over two funding rounds per financial year.
2. Celebrating Diversity: Projects
Community harmony happens when communities from diverse cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds work together on projects that make a difference.
Grants of up to $40,000 are available for 12-month projects than can make a lasting positive impact on social cohesion at the grassroots level.
The total pool amount available in the Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity: Projects Grants Program is $600,000, awarded in one funding round per financial year.
Celebrating Diversity Project Grants support collaborative relationships with Government and partnerships between community, non-government, educational organisations and the private sector.
Celebrating Diversity Grants – Events (funding for events from 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020)
Open for Applications from 12 August – 20 September 2019
Celebrating Diversity Grants – Projects (funding for projects running from 1 March 2020 – 28 February 2021)
Open for Applications from 28 October – 6 December 2019
Celebrating Diversity Grants – Events (funding for events from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020)
Open for Applications from 3 February – 13 March 2020