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Celebrating Multicultural Queensland Grants Program

The Celebrating Multicultural Queensland grants program funds initiatives that celebrate and promote Queensland’s multicultural identity, increase community awareness of benefits of multiculturalism, foster community cohesion, and support equal access to opportunities by people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

In 2016–17, total funding of $1 million will be allocated to diverse multicultural events and projects across Queensland through 2 separate grants rounds:

  1. 30 June to 26 August 2016—grants round for multicultural events—NOW OPEN
  2. Later in 2016—grants round for multicultural projects.

Under the 2016-17 grants round for multicultural events, funding will be allocated through 2 categories for events to be held in Queensland within the 2017 calendar year:

  • ‘Signature Events’ with maximum grant level of $20,000 per event
  • ‘Cultural Events’ with maximum grant level of $10,000 per event.

Applications close Friday 26 August 2016.

Who is eligible to apply?

Community groups, local councils and non-government incorporated organisations that involve or support migrants and refugees from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are eligible to apply for funding.

Unincorporated organisations interested in submitting a funding application will need to seek agreement from an incorporated organisation to act as an auspice agency.

Before applying for funding, please read the Celebrating Multicultural Queensland Multicultural Events Funding Information Paper (PDF, 348KB) (DOC, 725KB) for information on the program, eligibility, categories and criteria.

How to submit an application

Apply online using SmartGrants

If you are new to SmartyGrants, you will need to register before you can apply. Refer to the SmartyGrants—Help Guide for Applicants for information on registering and completing your application form.

You do not have to complete your submission in one go, as long as you save what has been entered, you can log-out and return to your submission to complete it at any time prior to the close of the funding round.

Help applying online

For more information or help applying online, read the SmartyGrants—Help Guide for Applicants. If you can’t find the answer to your question in the Help Guide, email Multicultural Affairs Queensland.

If you are having difficulties with your SmartyGrants user account or accessing your application, please contact SmartyGrants directly:

Apply by post

If you cannot apply online, you can contact Multicultural Affairs Queensland to request a hard copy of the application form. You can submit your hardcopyby post or hand-delivery:

Multicultural Affairs Queensland
Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
GPO Box 806

“Decipha” Tender Box Service
2 Duncan Street, WEST END.

Grant requirements

Successful organisations will be required to:

Events calendar

Funded events and projects are automatically included in the Events Calendar. Please provide us with any updates to an event or project activities so they can be reflected in our online calendar.

Successful applicants

It is anticipated that successful applicants under the 2016–17 funding round will be announced before the end of December 2016.

If you would like to receive future email communications about multicultural topics, including the opening of future funding rounds,complete the online registration form.

To obtain information on other funding options, refer to the Grant Access Program and then select ‘Upcoming funding opportunities’.

Find out more about the 2015-16 successful grant recipients (PDF).

Contact us

If you have any questions email Multicultural Affairs Queensland.

Interpreting services

If you would feel more comfortable discussing the grants program in your own language, please call 13 QGOV (13 74 68) and ask for an interpreter who speaks your language. Wherever possible, we will engage an interpreter and discuss the grants program with you.

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Last updated:
30 June 2016

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