For cultural celebrations, festivals and events held between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019.

Applications close at 11.59pm on 26 April 2018.

What is the program?

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.

The program is underpinned by the Victorian Values Statement, which is the core of Victoria's new Multicultural Policy Statement.

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.

What funding is available?

Three streams of funding are available:

STREAM

FUNDING AVAILABLE

SUGGESTED SIZE/SCOPE OF EVENT

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

ACQUITTAL REQUIREMENTS

Small

Up to $10,000

The activity will reach the organisation’s community

Application form

Accountability report

Medium

$10,001 - $50,000

The activity will reach the organisation’s community and at least one other, or more than 1,500 people

Application form

Project plan

Communications strategy

Evaluation plan*

Accountability report

Evaluation report**

Large

$50,001 - $100,000

The activity will reach multiple communities, or more than 10,000 people

Event co-applicant

Application form

Project plan

Communications strategy 

Evaluation plan*

Accountability report

Evaluation report**

*Applicants requesting $25,000 or more are required to submit an Evaluation Plan.

** Applicants receiving $25,000 or more are required to implement and report back the findings of the Evaluation Plan. 

School grants

Victorian primary and secondary educational institutions are eligible for funding under the School Grants stream, set to open in August 2018.

Events must be held in March or April 2019 to celebrate Cultural Diversity Week (16 – 24 March 2019).

Language schools, weekend schools and other similar institutions are ineligible under the School Grants stream, but may apply under the Small, Medium or Large Grants streams if they meet all other eligibility criteria.


Who is eligible to apply?

For more information about the program and eligibility requirements please read the program guidelines.


How do I apply?

You can login to an existing account or register a new account when you visit the following links:

To apply for a Small Grant up to $10,000) please click here.

To apply for a Medium Grant ($10,001 - $50,000) please click here.

To apply for a Large Grant ($50,001 - $100,000) please click here.  


If you are applying for $25,000 or more you are required to submit an Evaluation Plan. Download the template
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Resources

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Further information

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

Successful applicants

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