Grants

The Victorian Government has consolidated and streamlined grants programs in the Multicultural Affairs portfolio to better meet the needs of the community.

To make further enquiries, please contact the Community Strengthening Team by emailing  community.grants@dpc.vic.gov.au  or phone 1300 366 356.

 

Recent Grants Programs

Community Harmony Program 2016-17

Consolidates the grants programs formerly known as Promoting Community Harmony and Multifaith and Interfaith Initiatives.


Applications for small grants have now closed and are currently being assessed. The results will be announced in the coming months.

Expressions of Interest for large grants have now closed and are currently being reviewed. Expressions of Interest that progress to a second stage application will be contacted by mid May. The application time frame is expected to be approximately two weeks. Organisations that are not progressing will also be notified.


Capacity Building and Participation Program 2016-17


Consolidates the grants programs formerly known as Strengthening Multicultural CommunitiesOrganisational Support GrantsMulticultural Seniors Organisational Support GrantsCommunity Language Schools Program GrantsRefugee Action Program and Asylum Seeker Support Program.

Applications for small and medium grants have now closed. Applications are currently being assessed. The results will be announced in the coming months.

Applications for strategic partnership grants have now closed and are currently being reviewed. Applications that progress to a second stage interview will be contacted by mid May. Organisations that are not progressing will also be notified.


Community Infrastructure and Cultural Precincts Program

Consolidates the grants programs formerly known as Building and Facilities Improvement Grants and Multicultural Community Infrastructure Fund.

Expressions of Interest have now closed and are currently being reviewed.

Expressions of Interest that progress to a second stage application will be contacted by the end of May. The application time frame is expected to be approximately three weeks. Organisations that are not progressing will also be notified.


Multicultural Festivals and Events 2016-17

Incorporates the former Unity Through Partnerships program.

Applications have closed and are currently being assessed. The results will be announced in the coming months.


LGBTI Communities 
Funding has also been made available for LGBTI communities and organisations through the Community Harmony Program 2016-17 and the Capacity Building and Participation Program 2016-17.  These programs will  support LGBTI communities and organisations to be more inclusive of people from culturally diverse backgrounds.  For more information see the program flyer.


Are your details up to date? 

Please ensure your contact details are up to date so that you can be contacted in relation to grants you have received. Update your details by filling out this form

Alternatively, you can contact the Community Strengthening Team by emailing community.grants@dpc.vic.gov.au or calling 1300 366 356. 

Information about grants updates will be sent out via the fortnightly VMC E-News. To subscribe to the newsletter click here.

Alternatively, please check the website regularly for updates about grants.

 

Events Calendar

  • 28 May

    Media Cultural Diversity & Film Screenings - SATRANGI Film & Arts Festival 2016

    more >
  • 28 May

    Festival of Light

    more >
  • 29 May

    Persian Fair

    more >
  • 04 Jun

    Emerge in the West

    more >
find more events here >