Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Minister for Police; Road Safety; Defence Industry; Veterans Issues

    Grants to support WA’s vibrant multicultural celebrations

    11/01/2018 12:00 PM
    • $129,000 in grants provided for multicultural events and celebrations
    • Harmony Week is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate WA's cultural diversity 

    Western Australia's cultural calendar will be as vibrant as ever in 2018 with $129,000 in grants being awarded by the McGowan Government for multicultural events across the State.


    Distributed via the Office of Multicultural Interests' (OMI) Community Grants Program, the funding will support some of our community's most popular celebrations including the South West Multicultural Festival, the Swan Festival of Lights and the Hellenic Community's Glendi festival.


    Smaller grants will support community events during Harmony Week, which runs from March 15 to 21, 2018 and is a time for Western Australians to celebrate and reflect on the benefits of multiculturalism.


    OMI's Community Grants Program gives culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities, and the organisations that support them, the opportunity to access funding for events, projects and programs that support social cohesion and community development.


    A full list of grant recipients is available at http://www.omi.wa.gov.au


    Comments attributed to Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia:


    "Our cultural diversity is one of WA's greatest strengths. Through events supported by these grants, the wider community has an opportunity to experience and learn about the different cultures that are a part of our social fabric.


    "These events not only bring communities together, they preserve the cultural heritage and traditions that are so vital to our vibrant multicultural State."


    Minister's office - 6552 5600