What is the program?

The Victorian Government is committed to promoting and enhancing the social, cultural and economic benefits of cultural diversity to all Victorians.

The Multicultural Festivals and Events (MFE) program encourages participation of the whole Victorian community in festivals and events to celebrate and embrace our vibrant multicultural diversity. This initiative is administered by the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion (MASC) Division.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • showcase the vibrancy and contribution of Victoria’s multiculturalism through regular celebrations and events that encourage participation of the whole community;
  • foster cross-cultural awareness, understanding, respect, community unity and intercultural relationships;
  • ensure that Victoria’s multicultural communities can celebrate, preserve and share traditions in meaningful ways; and
  • build the capacity and experience of smaller or newer community groups to deliver events through the development of genuine partnerships between community organisations.

Successful applicants

A list of successful applicants for the 2017-2018 program can be viewed on the Successful Grants page.


Further information

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