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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.

Both rounds are now closed.

Multicultural projects grants

The successful recipients have been announced under the 2016-17 funding round for multicultural projects, to commence in the 2017-18 financial year.

Funding of $300,000 has been allocated to 15 organisations to deliver a range of projects across Queensland. These projects aim to build community relationships to foster welcome, inclusion and participation of migrants and refugees in a range of activities.

Find out more about the successful grant applicants for multicultural projects (PDF, 321KB) , successful grant applicants for multicultural projects (DOCX, 123KB) to be delivered from 1 July 2017.

Multicultural events grants

Total funding of $706,000 has been allocated to 116 multicultural events to be delivered across Queensland in 2017. The funded events will:

  • enhance appreciation and recognition of diverse cultures in Queensland
  • promote community awareness about the benefits of multiculturalism
  • foster cohesion across diverse cultural groups and the wider community
  • facilitate increased understanding and cohesion between diverse cultural groups.

Find out more about the successful grant applicants for multicultural events to be held in 2017.

Events calendar

Funded events and particular project activities 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.

More information

  • The next funding rounds for multicultural events and projects will open within the 2017-18 financial year.
  • If you would like to receive future email communications about multicultural topics, including the opening of future funding rounds, complete the online registration form.
  • Find out about previous 2015-16 successful grant recipients.
  • To obtain information on other funding options, please visit the Grant Access Program and then select ‘Funding Opportunities’.


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 June 2017
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