The Victorian government is delivering $16 million of grants to community groups and programs to help boost participation for multicultural communities.
Robin Scott, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Victoria
Multicultural Affairs Minister , Robin Scott, today announced more than 250 applications were successful for funding grants under the new Capacity Building and Participation (CBP) Program. This program provides grants ranging from $5,000 to $230,000 for a period of between one to four years. The total funding allocation over four years is over $16 million.
New grant categories have also been introduced to help address family violence and gender equality in multicultural communities and to meet the needs of multicultural LGBTI community members. The government also says that it wants to support regional multicultural communities, new and emerging communities from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds, youth, and women and seniors.
The CBP Program will build the capacity of multicultural communities to participate in all aspects of life in Victoria by:
• strengthening participation, inclusion and service access by multicultural communities across Victoria
• strengthening the capacity of multicultural community organisations, including language schools
• fostering collaborative partnerships between community and organisations, in which communities are empowered to use their knowledge and resources to improve social, cultural, educational and economic outcomes for the benefit of all Victorians.
“The CBP Program is one of the ways the Andrews Labor Government is working to boost the participation of Victoria’s multicultural communities.” stated Robin Scott