Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

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

    Funding open for 2021 Harmony Week activities

    8/09/2020 4:00 PM
    • Grants of $2,000 available for activities that celebrate cultural diversity
    • Harmony Week celebrates multiculturalism in Western Australia

    Do you have a great idea for Harmony Week? Perhaps you have a project that celebrates our cultural diversity and promotes an inclusive Western Australia?


    Funding is now available for community groups and not-for-profit organisations to hold activities for Harmony Week 2021 which promote understanding, cultural diversity and inclusion.


    Grants of $2,000 are available from the McGowan Government, through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.


    Activities with a focus on culture and the arts, and sport and recreation are encouraged.


    Harmony Week runs from March 15-21 every year and encourages everyone to experience, explore and appreciate WA's wealth of cultural, faith, linguistic and ethnic diversity.


    The deadline for funding applications for Harmony Week activities is 4:00pm on Monday, October 19, 2020.


    More information, including guidelines and application forms, is available from http://www.omi.wa.gov.au


    Comments attributed to Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia:


    "Harmony Week is a celebration of Western Australia's cultural diversity and a time for everyone to get involved in activities that promote inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging.


    'Harmony Week activities provide an opportunity to bring people together to learn, connect and have fun while exploring the benefits of being a part of a vibrant multicultural society"


    "Next year's Harmony Week will see Western Australia buzz with all types of activities. I encourage community groups to start thinking about their projects and join in this wonderful celebration."


    Minister's office - 6552 5600