The Victorian Multicultural Commission runs a Community Grants Program to provide support to Victoria's culturally and linguistically diverse communities, especially new and emerging communities, to develop and sustain local community organisations and programs.

Applications for the Community Grants Program 2014-15, including Round 1, Multicultural Festivals and Events, have now closed. All applicants will receive written correspondence advising of the outcome of their grant application in early July 2014. Further questions or enquiries can be made to the Community Strengthening Team at the VMC on 03 9651 0641 or 03 9651 0653.

Please note, grant announcements for the following Community Grants 2013-14 categories are available and applicants should have received notification via mail:
Promoting Harmony: Multifaith & Interfaith
Building & Facilities Improvement
Multicultural Festival & Events Round One and Two
Community Language Schools Program
Strengthening Multicultural Communities
Organisational Support
Multicultural Senior Citizens Organisational Support

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship also offers grants through the Unity Through Partnerships Grants Program. The Unity Through Partnerships Grants Program provides funding of up to $100,000 for projects undertaken in partnership by two or more of Victoria’s diverse ethnic, cultural and religious communities, that culminate in a public festival, event or gathering.

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Apply for a grant

Find out about the categories available, read the guidelines for funding and apply online.

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Accountability reports

Find out when you need to apply for all grant rounds.

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The Community Grants program is also explained in languages other than English. Read all about it in your own language and find out how to apply.


FAQ and Assistance

Not sure which grant you should apply for? Find out the answers to your queries here.

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Events Calendar

  • 20 Sep

    Royal Melbourne Show

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  • 06 Sep


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  • 01 Sep

    Preventing Family Violence in CALD communities

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  • 31 Aug

    To Light A Candle – Film Screening

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