Hon John Castrilli MLA

Hon John Castrilli MLA

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

    Multicultural community projects receive grants

    2/05/2012 12:00 AM
    • Total of $73,435 in grants for February 2012 round
    • Art, culture and children the focus of multicultural projects

    Eight community groups will benefit from $73,435 funding for programs and events that promote the benefits of cultural diversity and improve participation and equity among community members.


    Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister John Castrilli today announced the latest round of successful recipients in the Community Grants Program for multicultural projects and initiatives.


    Mr Castrilli said the Community Grants Program funding, which had four rounds each year, allowed diverse community groups to celebrate, share and contribute to Western Australia’s vibrant cultural diversity.


    “The Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Centre will receive $15,000 for a project that has the two-fold goal of helping migrant women settle in WA and promoting harmony between new and established communities,” he said.


    “Adoption Support for Families and Children will receive $4,000 for a multicultural camp offering cross-cultural activities involving members of more than 10 cultural groups.”


    Other February 2012 round community grants include: 

    • $5,000 to Buddha's Light International Association of WA for the 2012 Buddha's Birthday and Multicultural Festival
    • $5,000 to Mental Health Carers Arafmi (WA) Inc for Pamper Days for Mental Health Carers
    • $10,000 to Multicultural Services Centre of WA Inc for Katanning Alive
    • $15,000 to PolArt 2012 Perth Inc for PolArt Festival 2012 Perth
    • $15,000 to Save the Children Australia Live and Learn Educational Assistance and Life Skills Program for Students of Refugee Backgrounds
    • $4,435 to Castellorizian Association of Western Australia Inc. for a conference as part of a seven-day program of activities and functions to celebrate the association's 100th anniversary

          Fact File

    • Community Relations Grants Program (now known as Community Grants Program) began in 1993
    • Promotes cultural diversity and community participation
    • Guidelines and application forms http://www.omi.wa.gov.au or phone 6552 1500

    Minister’s office - 6552 6600