SUPPORTING STRONG MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring multicultural Victorians can share and celebrate culture and traditions in accessible and safe environments.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced North East Multicultural Association Inc

has been awarded a $58,822 towards their office relocation upgrade and Da Vinci Social Club has been successful with $18,388 to install heating and cooling to their main hall area.

This round of grants is providing more than $4.5 million to be shared by 30 community organisations to build and upgrade facilities.

The Multicultural Community Infrastructure Fund offers grants of up to $500,000 to organisations to help upgrade, renovate and maintain community infrastructure.

Having safe and secure places to celebrate and share cultural history and traditions ensures Victoria’s multicultural communities continue to build connections and celebrate diversity.

The Labor Government is committed to fostering an inclusive society – the community infrastructure funding ensures communities across Victoria have dedicated, accessible and safe spaces for community connection, and to ensure the sense of belonging that is essential to the wellbeing and unity of our state.

Full details of the latest round of Multicultural Community Infrastructure Fund grant recipients will be available on Friday 13 May at vic.gov.au/multicultural-community-infrastructure-fund

Quote attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“Accessible and safe community facilities are essential for all Victorians as we recover from the pandemic – and we are investing to support multicultural communities to build connections and share diversity.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence

“We are committed to providing multicultural and multifaith Victorian’s access to modern facilities where culture and traditions are celebrated and preserved.”