The Community Harmony Program is designed to enable Victorians to build social cohesion and community harmony through preventative initiatives that address the root causes of social disharmony and racial, ethnic and religious intolerance.
The program aims to support all Victorians to have a strong sense of belonging, whatever their religion, ethnicity, skin colour, or cultural identity, through creating opportunities for Victorians to build relationships with one another leading to increased understanding and respect for our common values and interests.
The program aims to achieve the following objectives:
- increase intercultural, inter-community and interreligious interaction, engagement and understanding;
- support diverse groups, such as different cultural, religious and social groups, to develop relationships with one another and deliver initiatives that promote social cohesion and harmony;
- support and work with communities to build their capacity and leadership to respond to emerging challenges to social cohesion; and
- build the recognition that shared values and the foundations of common humanity transcend cultural and religious difference.
For more information about the program and eligibility requirements please ensure you prior to submitting your application.
Applicants who have overdue accountability reports for previous grants funded through the VMC and/or OMAC are not eligible to receive funding. To check if you are up to date with accountability reports, please email .
Applications for large and small grants in the Community Harmony Program have now closed. The assessment process is currently being finalised. The results are anticipated to be announced soon.