Vics multiculturalism enhanced with grants

first_imgGrants in excess of $700,000 for Victoria’s multicultural community organisations were announced this week by Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Nicholas Kotsiras through the Community Grants Program.Mr Kotsiras said the first round of multicultural festivals and events grants from the Victorian Multicultural Commission for 2013-14 provides vital funding to community organisations to celebrate and share their culture with the wider community. “Victoria’s growing cultural diversity is one of our state’s greatest strengths and the Victorian Coalition Government is proud to support grassroots community organisations that work to promote the diversity that makes Victoria such a great place to live,” Mr Kotsiras said. “More than 270 community organisations will share in funding through this grant round to host community festivals and events this year. “Events may range from Women’s and Youth Association groups sharing in music, dance, fashion and food, to major public festivals such as the Australian Association for Indian Culture and Education’s Diwali – The Festival of Lights event, held in the Ballarat region. “As one of the world’s most culturally diverse communities, Victoria is home to people from more than 200 countries who between them follow one of 135 different faiths. “The Victorian Coalition Government is a strong supporter of our multicultural communities, and I encourage the community to share in the many cultural offerings through the coming festivals and events,” Mr Kotsiras said. Applications for the second round of Multicultural Festivals and Events grants through the Victorian Multicultural Commission are now open. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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