- Community groups received $316,400 in grants and sponsorships
- Grants for events and programs that support culturally diverse communities
Culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities across the State will share in $316,400 to support programs, events, and projects targeting youth development, aged care and mental health.
The Liberal National Government has awarded 17 grants for projects being delivered in 2017 through the Office of Multicultural Interests' Community Grants Program.
Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Mike Nahan said the grants provided an opportunity for CaLD communities, and the organisations that supported them, to further advance social cohesion and community development.
Dr Nahan said the programs were essential in ensuring everyone in the community had access to services and opportunities.
"The Liberal National Government is proud to support these important programs and events, which make a real difference to the lives of the people living in these communities," he said.
"Programs such as the hugely successful Catalyst Youth Summit, which we are proud to be supporting again in 2017, provide flow-on benefits to the whole community by developing skills that contribute to our State's development."
Under the events and activities category, grants have been distributed to a wide range of groups that will showcase WA's vibrant multicultural diversity.
"One of the benefits of a multicultural community is that everyone can get involved and share cultural understanding through the many family events on offer," the Minister said.
"WA's 2017 cultural calendar will include Latina, Nepalese, Chinese and Maori festivals, as well as a number of community events celebrating all cultures through Harmony Week activities, so there will be something for everyone."
- The next Community Grants Program round of grants opens in August 2017
- The grant categories provide a range of funding of up to $50,000 for social, economic, cultural and civic activities that promote the benefits of WA's cultural diversity
- Harmony Week runs from March 15 to 21, 2017
- Full details about grant recipients, programs, project and events are available at http://www.omi.wa.gov.au
Minister's office - 6552 5700