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    Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    $300,000 worth of multicultural project grants up for grabs

    Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    Friday, February 02, 2018

    $300,000 worth of multicultural project grants up for grabs

    Community groups and other organisations across Queensland can now apply for a share of up to $300,000 in multicultural project grants.

    Minister for Multicultural Affairs Stirling Hinchliffe is encouraging eligible not-for-profit organisations, community groups and local councils to apply for a multicultural project grant under the second round of the Celebrating Multicultural Queensland grants program.

    “I’m pleased to announce applications are now open for this new round of multicultural project grants, with total funding worth up to $300,000 available,” he said.

    “I want to encourage community groups to submit project proposals that build inclusive communities and work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds to ensure access and opportunities for all.

    “Queensland’s multiculturalism is one of our greatest strengths and we want to see this diversity reflected in all parts of community including our service clubs, community associations and sporting groups.

    “This funding round will provide support for projects that help engage communities to work together locally to build inclusion, participation and cohesion.  

    “I’m really proud to be part of a government that is committed to promoting Queensland’s multiculturalism and ensuring this is a safe, caring, harmonious, and inclusive society for everyone.”

    One-off funding of up to $25,000 is available for approved projects to be delivered from 1 July 2018.

    Mr Hinchliffe said applications can be submitted in hard copy or online via www.communities.qld.gov.au/multicultural no later than Friday, 9 March 2018.

    The latest funding round is part of the $1 million Celebrating Multicultural Queensland grants budget in 2017–18 to support events and projects that celebrate Queensland’s multiculturalism.

    Media contact: Martin Philip 0427 919 548