The Cultural Precincts and Community Infrastructure Fund (CPCIF) is a funding program administered by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship (OMAC) in the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

The objectives of the CPCIF are to:

  • enable Victoria’s cultural precincts to remain sustainable and attractive for investment, and cultural and tourism activities; and
  • promote greater use and access to community-owned facilities by Victoria’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities, to enable increased participation in activities and access to services.

The CPCIF initiative builds on the success of the $10 million Cultural Precincts Enhancement Fund, which revitalised cultural precincts of the Greek, Italian and Chinese communities in Melbourne's Bourke, Lonsdale and Lygon Streets.

2013 Small Capital Infrastructure Grants - now closed

Applications for the 2013 round of the CPCIF Small Capital Infrastructure Grants have now closed. Further rounds of CPCIF grants beyond 2013 are not planned at this stage.

For more information, please call the Cultural Precincts and Community Infrastructure Fund team on (03) 9651 0628 or email

What other funding is available?

For information on available community infrastructure grants, see the Multicultural Community Infrastructure Fund and Buildings and Facilities Improvement Grants.

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