ACT Government - DHCS LogoThe Office of Multicultural Affairs is accepting applications for the 2009-10 Multicultural Grants Program.

The aim of the ACT Multicultural Grants Program is to enhance the ACT Community through the development of innovative projects that contribute to sustainable communities by highlighting and promoting cultural diversity and social harmony.

The objective of the ACT Multicultural Grants Program is to assist community organisations in:

  • developing initiatives that will advance multiculturalism in the ACT;
  • promoting the ACT as a socially cohesive and harmonious community;
  • fostering opportunities for community groups to maintain, develop and express their cultural diversity.

For 2009-10, funds will be allocated in accordance with the following priority areas that contribute to sustainable communities in the ACT:

  • activities that assist Canberra’s new and emerging multicultural communities to fully participate in Canberra’s community life;
  • projects that enhance community relations in the ACT; a
  • ctivities (such as production of newsletters) that contribute to information dissemination within the community;
  • proposals that enable multicultural communities to express their cultural heritage through participation in the 2010 National Multicultural Festival; and
  • projects should also take account of the Government’s broader sustainability commitment by aiming to reduce energy and water consumption, generate less waste and minimise resource use.

Who is Eligible to Apply:

Any ACT-based community organisation or group that is voluntary or non-profit making and either incorporated, or in the process of becoming incorporated. If not incorporated, the applicant must be auspiced by an incorporated organisation.

All applicant organisations must have satisfactorily acquitted previous grants.

If your project involves participation in the 2010 National Multicultural Festival, you should discuss it first with the Senior Manager of the ACT Office of Multicultural Affairs on 6207 6014.

Applications close on 10 July 2009
More details available on the ACT Multicultural Grants Program 2009-2010 webpage.

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