Multicultural grants

Multicultural and multifaith groups can apply for grants to fund projects and events that support, celebrate or promote their culture, faith or community.

A range of grants are available to individuals and community organisations to:

  • help Victoria’s multicultural communities celebrate and share their traditions 
  • foster cross-cultural awareness, understanding and respect
  • showcase the vibrancy and contribution of Victoria’s multiculturalism
  • build the skills and knowledge of smaller or emerging community groups
  • improve community infrastructure for cultural organisations

What role does the Victorian Multicultural Commission play in grants?

The Victorian Multicultural Commission does not administer or award Victorian Government grants in the multicultural affairs portfolio. They are assessed and administered by the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Applications are assessed by a panel that includes representatives from the Victorian Multicultural Commission and other relevant independent experts. However, grant administration and management remain the responsibility of the department.

Writing applications and reporting on grants

The Victorian Government also provides these resources to understand:

  • how to write a good application
  • special grants words and terms
  • your responsibilities after receiving a grant
  • in-kind contributions
  • auspice and partnership arrangements