Local Festivals Encouraged To Apply For Grant

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott and Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams announced $250,000 is available for community multicultural festivals and events in Baulkham Hills.

“Our community enjoys numerous festivals and events that celebrate our cultural diversity,” Mr Elliott said.

“These festivals and events simply couldn’t happen without the volunteers and local not for profit organisations that work behind the scenes tirelessly in our community.

“This grants program offers some much needed extra support to our local organisations who deliver festivals and events that bring us together.”

To be eligible for a Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity Event grant, applicants must be non-profit sharing organisations located in NSW and meet the assessment criteria.

Mr Williams said up to $10,000 was available for eligible organisations hosting events and festivals that showcase cultural diversity.

“I encourage all eligible organisations across the State to apply for a Celebrating Diversity Event grant, particularly those based in regional and rural NSW.”

The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government have committed nearly $3 million to multicultural festivals over the last two years.

Multicultural NSW event grants have previously supported community Harmony Day and Australia Day celebrations, art, music and film festivals, and sporting events.

Celebrating Diversity event grants are now open and will close at 5pm Thursday, 28 February 2019.

For more information about the Multicultural NSW Grants Program, and to apply for an event grant see: https://multicultural.nsw.gov.au/grants/about_grant_timetable/.