Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

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

    Funding for health, employment and youth in CaLD communities

    28/06/2018 1:00 PM
    • Local community organisations receive $344,500 in grants for projects
    • Projects and festivals to support culturally diverse communities 

    The McGowan Government has awarded $344,500 in grants to projects and events that support Western Australia's culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities.


    The funding has been provided through the Office of Multicultural Interests' Community Grants Program, which supports and empowers CaLD communities in Western Australia to design, deliver and partner on projects that address their needs.


    A total of 15 organisations have received funding for projects that target a range of issues including youth development, health and wellbeing, family and domestic violence, employment skills and computer literacy.


    A further 12 organisations have received grants for festivals that can be enjoyed by all Western Australians and provide a platform to learn more about our State's diverse cultures.


    For more information on applying for grants and the list of funding recipients, visit  http://www.omi.wa.gov.au 


    Comments attributed to Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia:


    "Projects that have received funding have been developed by the community to support social cohesion and capacity building within culturally diverse communities.


    "These projects address key issues affecting CaLD communities, however, the benefits flow on to the wider community.


    "Twelve community festivals have also received funding, including the popular Bonjour Perth, as well as regional festivals for Chinese New Year and Diwali.


    "These festivals showcase the many cultures that call Western Australia home and provide everyone with an opportunity to celebrate our State's cultural diversity."


    Minister's Office – 6552 5600