Member for Murray Austin Evans and Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams announced $300,000 in grant funding is available for multicultural projects in NSW.

“There are so many dedicated organisations in our local community that devote endless time, passion and energy into supporting our multicultural community,” Mr Evans said.

“These grants will support programs, activities and networks in our local community to develop and thrive, especially where service gaps or unmet community needs exist.

“I encourage all eligible local community organisations to consider applying for the Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity Projects Grants.”

Mr Williams said grants of up to $40,000 were available for meaningful 12-month projects.

“These grants are available to all eligible organisations and will have positive long-term effects in our community,” Mr Williams said.

“The NSW Government works hard to deliver great outcomes for diverse communities all over NSW. I especially encourage regional and new and emerging communities to apply for this program.”

Multicultural NSW project-based grants have previously supported youth engagement and empowerment programs, refugee and asylum seeker projects and volunteering programs.

The Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity Projects grants program particularly supports projects that demonstrate collaborative relationships and partnerships between the private sector and community and non-government organisations.

Applications are now open and will close 5pm, Friday 14 December 2018.

For more information about Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity: Projects grants, see: https://multicultural.nsw.gov.au/grants/about_grants/