Hon John Castrilli MLA

Hon John Castrilli MLA

Former Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

More funding for multicultural community

20/01/2012 12:00 AM
  • $208,885 in grants in 2011 for multicultural community events and initiatives
  • 37 community groups received funding
Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister John Castrilli today announced the successful recipients from the final round of the Multicultural Community Grants Program for 2011.

Mr Castrilli said 13 community projects would benefit from more than $81,000 in grants to promote participation, equity and the benefits of cultural diversity in Western Australia.

”There are four rounds of funding annually and in 2011, 37 community organisations have benefited from $208,885 in State Government funding,” he said.

The latest round of Community Grants Program recipients includes:
  • $15,000 to the Chung Wah Association for the 2012 Chinese New Year celebration in Northbridge
  • Brownlie Community Focus to receive $4,900 for a one-day Harmony Week 2012 event to celebrate cultural diversity in the Bentley community
  • $5,000 to the General Sikorski Polish Club for an anniversary celebration marking 40 years of service to the Polish community and wider WA communities.
“It is very pleasing to see grants being made across the State to allow groups to celebrate and share our cultural diversity,” the Minister said.

“The breadth of the recipients of grants over the year is a true reflection of this State’s migrant origins.”

Mr Castrilli said the Government was extremely proud to provide assistance for these worthwhile projects.

“I offer my congratulations to all recipients of the Multicultural Community Grants for the 2011 year,” he said.

      Fact File
  • Community Grants Program began in 1995
  • Promotes cultural diversity and community participation
  • See attached PDF for community grants program recipients
  • Guidelines and application forms for 2012: http://www.omi.wa.gov.au or phone 6552 1500
Minister's office - 6552 6600