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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.

The grants program has an annual budget of $1 million. Funding is allocated to diverse multicultural events and projects across Queensland through 2 separate grants rounds annually:

  • Multicultural Events - CLOSED
  • Multicultural Projects - CLOSED

Multicultural events grants

The successful recipients under the 2017-18 funding round have been announced.

Funding of $706,000 has been allocated to a total of 113 events to be delivered across Queensland in 2018. These events will celebrate and promote Queensland’s multicultural identity and increase community awareness of the benefits of multiculturalism.

Find out more about the 2017-18 grant recipients for multicultural events (PDF) , 2017-18 grant recipients for multicultural events (DOCX)

It is expected that the next funding round for multicultural events to be held in the 2019 calendar year will open in 2018.

Multicultural projects

The 2017-18 funding round for multicultural projects closed on Friday 9 March.

Under this funding round, total funding of $300,000 is available for projects with the maximum grant amount of up to $25,000 available.

Funding outcomes for multicultural projects under this grants program will be announced by the Minister for Multicultural Affairs before the end of June 2018.

All applicants successful in receiving project funding will be required to:

  • enter into a funding agreement (PDF) , funding agreement (DOCX) and to comply with the requirements and terms and conditions (PDF)
  • complete an Electronic Funds Transfer form outlining financial institution details
  • if registered for GST, complete an Agreement To Issue Recipient Created Tax Invoices form
  • if not registered for GST, provide an invoice
  • acknowledge the Queensland Government funding on all promotional material associated with the funded project
  • submit an online Acquittal Report within 6 weeks after the completion of the funded project; depending on the timeline of a project, a Progress Report mid-way through the project may also be required (templates will be attached to applications in SmartyGrants)
  • immediately inform Multicultural Affairs Queensland of any proposed changes to the funded project e.g. change in activities, dates, and locations.

Find out more about the 2016-17 grant recipients for multicultural projects (PDF) , 2016-17 grant recipients for multicultural projects (DOCX) that are currently being delivered from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Events calendar

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

You can also use our event registration form to include additional events or project activities on the calendar.

More information


If you have any questions please email Multicultural Affairs Queensland.

How to access 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:
15 March 2018
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