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

    Still time to apply for $300,000 in multicultural grants

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

    Monday, March 05, 2018

    Still time to apply for $300,000 in multicultural grants

    Community groups and other organisations are being urged to submit their applications for a share of up to $300,000 in multicultural project grants. 

    Minister for Multicultural Affairs Stirling Hinchliffe said eligible organisations had until the end of the week (Friday 9 March) to get their applications in for the second round of the Celebrating Multicultural Queensland grants program.
     
    “This funding is for projects that promote inclusive and welcoming communities and bring people together to celebrate our diversity,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
     
    "It is about building a sense of belonging, particularly through connecting migrants and refugees into a wide range of community activities.
     
    “Multiculturalism is one of Queensland’s strengths and it’s important that everyone, regardless of their cultural background, feels that they can participate and contribute as Queenslanders.”
     
    The funding is open to not-for-profit organisations as well as community groups, community associations including service clubs and sporting groups, and local councils who partner with community groups.
     
    “Our diversity is one of the reasons Queensland is the greatest place in the world to live and we want to see that reflected as much as possible through our service clubs, community associations and sporting groups,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
     
    “The Palaszczuk Government remains committed to promoting an inclusive, harmonious and united Queensland, a place where the contributions of all members of society are valued and recognised.”
     
    One-off funding of up to $25,000 is available for approved projects to be delivered from 1 July 2018.
     
    Applications can be submitted in hard copy or online via www.dlgrma.qld.gov.au/cmq-grants no later than Friday, 9 March 2018.

    The latest funding round is part of the $1 million Celebrating Multicultural Queensland grants program to support events and projects that promote community harmony, as well as celebrate Queensland’s multicultural identity.

    Media contact: Martin Philip 0427 919 548