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Multicultural Grants

Support Grants

Community Relations Commission

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in 2016.

Assists individuals and communities to participate fully in community life and build community capacity. Support grants are flexible and varied.  Funding available for up to $10,000 per annum and $500 for individuals. One round per year. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Multicultural
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Partnership Grants

Community Relations Commission

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in 2016.

Funds projects that build social cohesion and community harmony. Partnership projects can last up to three years and are expected to make real impact with positive demonstrable outcomes for NSW in the long term. Applications are by Expression of Interest and funding between $10,000 and $150,000 per annum is available. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Multicultural
  • Open To: Organisations

Arts and Cultural Grants

Grants are available for innovative projects and initiatives to increase mutual understanding, institutional partnerships and people-to-people links between Australia and Thailand.

The ATI provides grant funding for arts and culture, science and technology, education, health and sport, public policy and media projects.  Previous successful projects have included art and literary festivals, scholarships and educational exchanges, research partnerships, business exchange and surf life saving training programs. Read more

  • Closing: 18 May 2015
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Multicultural
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Multicultural Arts & Festivals

Department of Social Services

Multicultural Arts and Festivals Grants provide community organisations with assistance to host multicultural arts and festivals projects, providing opportunities for Australians of all backgrounds to come together and experience different cultural traditions.

Funding of up to $5,000 is available for individual projects for events to be held between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016. Read more

  • Closing: 26 May 2015
  • Categories: Festivals, Multicultural
  • Open To: Organisations

Future2 Make the Difference! Grants

Foundation of Australian Financial Planners

The 2015 Future2 Make the Difference! grants are now open to applications from community not-for-profits with programs to support socially and financially disadvantaged young Australians between 12 and 25 years of age.

Applicants may apply for two types of grant:

  • a short-term grant of up to $10,000 in one year
  • a multi-year grant with total value up to $30,000 over three years

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  • Closing: 31 July 2015
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Indigenous, Multicultural
  • Open To: Organisations

Multicultural Arts and Festivals Grants

Australian Government Department of Social Services

The Australian Government is inviting not for profit organisations to apply in an open process for funding under the Families and Communities – Strengthening Communities – Multicultural Arts and Festivals.

Up to $5,000 is available for each project ($125,000 in total), to deliver Multicultural Arts and Festivals that will be held between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017.

Applications close 2pm, Thursday 28 April 2016.

You can find further information about eligibility and how to apply on the Funding Open for Application page. Read more

  • Closing: 28 April 2016
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Multicultural

Celebration Grants

Multicultural NSW

Celebration Grants are for events and festivals that celebrate our cultural diversity.

Celebration Grants open three times per year. Funding is available for events on or after 1 May 2017. Read more

  • Closing: 17 March 2017
  • Categories: Festivals, Multicultural
  • Open To: Organisations

Support Grants

Multicultural NSW

Support Grants help individuals and communities to participate fully in community life and assist in building community capacity. Support Grants are flexible and varied, ranging from individual support for young people to participate in sport to providing services.

Priority areas are established each year.  Applications must address at least one of the identified priority areas.

Support Grants of up to $10,000 for an organisation and up to $500 for individuals are available to:

  • non-profit sharing community organisations
  • registered sporting clubs in sports recognised by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

Eligibility criteria and excluded activities are clearly outlined in our Grants Program booklet, please take the time to review this prior to submitting an application.

2017 Priority Areas are:

  • Projects/ initiatives that use sport to engage with young people from refugee backgrounds
  • Support for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers who are not or no longer eligible for settlement support
  • Promoting the meaningful participation of women and girls in the community
  • Regional communities where service gaps in meeting the needs of the diverse communities is evident
  • Supporting the participation of people with a disability from diverse backgrounds.

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  • Closing: 17 March 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Multicultural
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Ian Potter Cultural Trust Emerging Artists Grants

Ian Potter Foundation

The Ian Potter Cultural Trust aims to support and nurture a vibrant, diverse arts sector in Australia, and encourage the pursuit of excellence. Individual artists are the essential ‘building blocks’ of the sector, so the Trust’s grants work to reward commitment and passion, and support our most talented artists to develop their skills and achieve their potential.

The Trust offers grants of up to $7,000 to assist early career artists of exceptional talent to undertake professional development, usually overseas. International professional development opportunities allow emerging or early-career artists to gain experience, develop networks and learn skills from the world’s best. We believe these experiences are invaluable for the individual artists and for the ongoing development sector as a whole.

The Cultural Trust funds nationally, and across the Arts sector spanning traditional art forms right through to experimental mediums. We seek to support artists in a wide range of practice areas including:

  • visual arts
  • performing arts
  • dance
  • music
  • literature
  • design
  • multimedia/moving image and,
  • conservation/moveable cultural heritage.

The Cultural Trust has three funding rounds a year. Applications can be submitted in any round.

  1. Nov-Jan
  2. March – May
  3. July – Sept

Please check The Ian Potter Cultural Trust website for specific dates as these vary from year to year. Read more

  • Closing: 23 May 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries, Dance, Disability, Heritage / Museums, Indigenous, Literature, Multicultural, Music, Performing Arts, Screen Arts / Film, Technology, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals