Thursday 17th May 2018
Multicultural groups in the Murray Plains electorate are being encouraged to apply for a grant to build social cohesion and community harmony across the electorate.
Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Community Harmony Program 2018 aims to provide groups with the opportunity to access grants of up to $100 000 per annum for one or two years.
“The purpose of the grants is to support all Victorians to have a strong sense of belonging whatever their religion ethnicity skin colour or cultural identity.
“It aims to increase intercultural inter-community and interreligious interaction engagement and understanding” Mr Walsh said.
“We are fortunate in the Murray Plains electorate to have so many residents from culturally diverse backgrounds enriching our lives in so many ways.
“They make an important contribution to the social political cultural and economic fabric of our region” he said.
Applications close 12 June 2018 and further information is available at multicultural.vic.gov.au/grants.
“The electorate welcomes people from a range of countries and cultures and I encourage community groups to use this funding to promote belonging and celebrate those people and cultures with the broader community.”