For cultural celebrations, festivals and events held between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019.

Applications have now closed.

What is the program?

The Multicultural Festivals and Events (MFE) program encourages participation of the whole Victorian community in festivals and events to celebrate and embrace our vibrant multicultural diversity.

The program is underpinned by the Victorian Values Statement, which is the core of Victoria's new Multicultural Policy Statement.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • showcase the vibrancy and contribution of Victoria’s multiculturalism through regular celebrations and events that encourage participation of the whole community;
  • foster cross-cultural awareness, understanding, respect, community unity and intercultural relationships;
  • ensure that Victoria’s multicultural communities can celebrate, preserve and share traditions in meaningful ways; and
  • build the capacity and experience of smaller or newer community groups to deliver events through the development of genuine partnerships between community organisations.

Find out more about eligibility requirements in the program guidelines.

Further information

For more information contact community.grants@dpc.vic.gov.au or call 1300 366 356. 

Successful applicants

A list of successful applicants for the 2017-2018 program can be viewed on the Successful Grants page.