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Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Media release

Integration grants to build stronger, more cohesive communities

Applications for the 2019–20 Fostering Integration Grant Program are now open.

The Liberal National Government is providing $2.3 million for community organisations to support the integration of migrants into Australian social, economic and civil life.

Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrants Services and Multicultural Affairs David Coleman said this round of grants will fund activities that celebrate and recognise Australia’s multicultural communities, increase cultural awareness and help build more socially cohesive communities.

“The program has been refined to optimise opportunities for smaller, grassroots organisations. There is also a focus on key cultural events, which raise awareness of Australia’s multicultural diversity and promote a sense of belonging by bringing people together,” Mr Coleman said.

“Activities funded may include cultural events or festivals, programs that help migrants undertake valuable work experience in order to succeed in the workforce, or opportunities to practice English in their local community.

Not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to $60,000 for activities lasting up to 12 months.

Applications close on 5 November 2019.

For more information and to apply for the Fostering Integration Grant Program, visit the Community Grants Hub website at www.communitygrants.gov.au