Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott called on local community organisations to apply for up to $30,000 in funding for projects that bring culturally diverse communities together and promote social cohesion.
Mr Elliott said Unity Grants are great way to celebrate our diverse and harmonious community.
“I encourage all local not-for-profit organisations or local councils working in partnership with community organisations to apply,” Mr Elliott said.
Minister for Multiculturalism, Ray Williams, said the NSW Government is investing in projects that will bring people together in meaningful ways.
“Grants are an important way for us to invest in community projects and grass-roots activities that build community harmony and celebrate our cultural diversity,” Mr Williams said.
Priority areas for 2017/18 Unity Grants are:
- The promotion of strong intercultural networks;
- Arts and sports programs that target young people across all communities
- Partnerships and programs that promote employment, volunteering and participation for new arrivals and migrants, including programs focused on women, youth and seniors; and,
- Supporting participation of people with disability and aged care needs from diverse backgrounds
Applications are now open until 15 December 2017, 12pm. For more information about Unity Grants, please visit: http://multicultural.nsw.gov.au/grants/unity_grants/.