What is the program?

The Capacity Building and Participation (CBP) Program is designed to build the knowledge and skills of multicultural communities across Victoria to fully participate and contribute to everyday life in Victoria.

The program seeks to strengthen the participation, inclusion and contribution of high needs groups including regional multicultural communities; refugees and asylum seekers; youth; women; seniors; and lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and intersex (LGBTI) multicultural community members. The program also seeks to build community capacity to respond  to family violence including through initiatives focused on promoting gender equality, women’s leadership, women’s financial literacy, family safety, family violence prevention and service access.

The CBP Program emphasises a collaborative approach where communities and organisations work together on priority issues, and additional contributions are leveraged through partnerships with  government, philanthropy and/or community agencies.

The program aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • build the capacity of Victoria’s multicultural communities to actively contribute to all aspects of life in Victoria;
  • strengthen participation, inclusion and service access by multicultural communities across Victoria;
  • strengthen the capacity of multicultural community organisations; and
  • to foster collaborative and partnership approaches between community and organisations.

Previous rounds

Please visit our Successful Grants page to see the outcomes of the funding round for 2016-2017. 

Further information

For more information contact community.grants@dpc.vic.gov.au or call 1300 366 356.