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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 - expected to open in early 2018.

Multicultural events grants

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

Funding of $701,000 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 2017-18 grant recipients for multicultural events.

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

Multicultural projects grants

It is expected the opening of the next funding round for multicultural projects will happen in early 2018.

Under the 2016-17 funding round for multicultural projects, total funding of $300,000 has been allocated to 15 organisations to deliver a range of projects across Queensland within the 2017-18 financial year. These projects aim to build community relationships to foster welcome, inclusion and participation of migrants and refugees in a range of activities.

Find out about the 2016-17 grant recipients for multicultural projects 2016-17 grant recipients for multicultural projects that are being delivered from 1 July 2017.

Help with grant applications

If you need advice on developing grant applications, or if you require information about other sources of funding, contact the Grants Access Worker at MDA Ltd on (07) 3198 2500 or email. MDA Ltd is a non-government organisation and is independent of the grant assessment process.

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:
09 January 2018
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