Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity Grants

Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity Grants


The Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity Grants Program invests in community projects, events and activities that foster community harmony and celebrate cultural diversity as a precious part of our identity and way of life.

Celebrating Diversity: Events – aim to support festivals and events that bring communities together, showcase the benefits of cultural diversity and promote social cohesion and community harmony. Celebrating Diversity: Events aim to attract everyone to share in the celebration of cultural diversity. Grants of up to $10,000 are available for Celebrating Diversity: Events.

Celebrating Diversity: Projects – aim to support new projects and initiatives that bring communities together and make a lasting positive impact on social cohesion. Celebrating Diversity: Projects aim to build community capacity at the grassroots, foster cross-cultural engagement and support the participation of migrants and new arrivals in society. Grants of up to $40,000 are available for 12-month projects than can make a lasting positive impact on social cohesion at the grassroots level.

All Celebrating Diversity Grant applications (Events and Projects) must address one or more of the Agency’s strategic priorities:

1. Community: 

  • Embracing a shared and active commitment to cultural diversity by sustaining wide-reaching, accessible and robust relationships.
  • Increased community participation and engagement at grass-roots, online and cross-sector collaborations.

2. Language:

  • Cultivating participation through language for all the people of NSW.

3. Capability: 

  • Utilising cultural diversity as an asset to improve social cohesion and community harmony.
  • Enhanced communication, coordination and capability across private sector, local communities, and government on priority issues.

To be eligible for grant funding an organisation must:

  • be a non-profit sharing organisation
  • be located within NSW
  • confirm past and current funding sources for the past three years
  • have acquitted all prior grants
  • demonstrate how the Event or Project will address Grant Objectives
  • demonstrate how the Event or Project aligns with Multicultural NSW’s strategic priorities and initiatives
  • demonstrate how the Event or Project will measure outcomes
  • demonstrate that the Event or Project is cost effective and viable with an accurate budget
  • have all appropriate insurances and licenses
  • for Celebrating Diversity Events, confirm other funding sources that are contributing the total event budget
  • submit an application online through the Multicultural NSW approved SmartyGrants portal before the closing date with all aspects of the application form completed
  • deliver the project within 12 months of receiving the grant
  • promote the Multicultural NSW and NSW Government funded event or project on their website and social media platforms.

Grants Calendar:

Round two:
Celebrating Diversity Grants – Projects
5 November – 14 December 2018

Round three:
Celebrating Diversity Grants – Events
21 January – 25 February 2019

More information and application