THE Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) runs a Community Grants Program to provide support to Victoria's culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD)communities, especially new and emerging communities, to develop and sustain local community organisations and programs.

Applications for Multicultural Festivals and Events Round One 2015-16 will be opening on Monday 13 January 2015.

Please note that the VMC will soon have a new application system for the Community Grants Program called "Grants Online".

This new system will make the VMC grants application process more straightforward and easier for people to apply for grants.

The new process will be launched mid-February 2015

You will still be able to access the grants database from the same point on the VMC website.

When you log in to the new grants database you will not have access to old applications. To view old applications log on to OMAC Smartygrants

This Multicultural Festivals and Events Category is for events held between 1 July 2015 to 31 December 2015.

The Multicultural Festivals and Events Grants category aims to:

Celebrate and preserve cultural traditions in meaningful ways

Encourage inclusive participation and relationship building with the broader community in celebrating and valuing cultural diversity

Foster cross cultural exchanges that help to build intercultural relationships

Promote mutual respect, awareness and understanding of cultural diversity

Highlight the contribution to our State by multicultural communities

Engage in dialogue and information sharing that provides a platform for meaningful civic engagement and community service

Further questions or enquiries can be made to the Community Grants Team at the VMC by email, or phone 03 9651 0653 or 9651 0602.

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Apply for a grant

Find out about the categories available, read the guidelines for funding and apply online.

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Accountability reports

Find out when you need to apply for all grant rounds.

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The Community Grants program is also explained in languages other than English. Read all about it in your own language and find out how to apply.


FAQ and Assistance

Not sure which grant you should apply for? Find out the answers to your queries here.

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Events Calendar

  • 21 Mar

    Kilvington Grammar World Fair 2015

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  • 25 Jan

    International Street Food Festival

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  • 01 Jan

    New Year Celebration Launch

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  • 27 Dec

    Folk Dance and Music Camp

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