Indian Community Infrastructure Fund

The Indian Community Infrastructure Fund (ICIF) supports Indian communities across Victoria to upgrade community facilities.

Indian Community Infrastructure Fund

$10,000 - $500,000
Not-for-profit groups

Victoria is proudly home to nearly 170,000 people of Indian heritage, making it the largest Indian community in Australia. In 2018, the Victorian Government committed to further invest in improving and enhancing the facilities Indian communities use to gather, celebrate and share their traditions.

The Indian Community Infrastructure Fund (ICIF) will support local community infrastructure projects that help maintain, upgrade, renovate and construct facilities used by Victoria’s Indian communities. Projects must be finalised by 31 May 2021.

Applications have now closed.

Free information presentation

To learn more about the fund, take a look at our Multicultural Affairs grants experts PowerPoint presentation.


  • For further information about the fund, including eligibility, available funding, the application process and what projects that can be funded, please read the program guidelines.

  • 1. Does your project have merit and fill a community need?

    • Your project must have a clear vision and scope that achieves the program objectives.
    • Your project must address a clear need or gap in community infrastructure.
    • Your application must describe how benefits will continue in future years after your project ends.

    2. Is your project feasible and ready to proceed?

    • Your project is well-planned with appropriate approvals and risk management in place.
    • You’re ready to start:
    • If it involves property: We have to see evidence of an existing land or property title or lease agreement (no less than three years)
    • If it involves permits: You must have all the relevant approvals and permits in place or be able to get these within two months of being successful and receiving a Letter of Offer.
    • Your project will be delivered by an organisation with appropriate administration, project management and governance expertise, and financial stability.

    3.  The budget

    Your project is:

    • financially ready to start and has a clear approach, with realistic time frames
    • based on sound cost estimates and offers value for money
    • an appropriate use of public funds
    • appropriately insured and covered for any other liabilities
  • Initially, we will assess and weigh your project against the ICIF’s eligibility and assessment criteria. Following an eligibility and merit assessment, the application will be assessed by a panel that includes representatives from the Victorian Multicultural Commission and other relevant independent experts.

    The final decision is made by the Minister for Multicultural Affairs. Once a decision has been made, we will advise you if you have been successful or not.

    Please note that the Department of Premier and Cabinet can decide to change the grant guidelines at any time.

Reviewed 31 December 2020

Contact us

Multicultural Affairs Division Department of Premier and Cabinet