Community Grants Program

Dragon dancers in Northbridge to celebrate Chinese New Year

The Office of Multicultural Interests has recently made changes to its Community Grants Program (CGP) to support the objectives of its Strategic Plan 2014–2018. Grants are now available in four categories with the following 2014 closing dates for applications:

  • Events and Activities (up to $5000)—closing dates Friday 28 February and Friday 26 September 2014 only
  • Small Projects ($5000–$20,000)—closing dates Friday 28 February and Friday 26 September 2014 only
  • Major Community Celebrations Sponsorships (up to $20,000)—closing date Friday 28 February 2014 only

The CGP funds projects and activities that strengthen the capacity of culturally diverse communities and also supports the development of culturally inclusive policies, programs and services.

CGP grants endeavour to support full participation of Western Australia’s culturally diverse communities in social, economic, cultural and civic activities while also developing intercultural understanding and promoting the many benefits of WA’s cultural diversity.

How to apply

Find out which grants are available, get advice on how to apply, and download an application form.

Which organisations were awarded grants before?

Meet some previous grant recipients.

Grant FAQs

Get answers to your questions on OMI’s Community Grants Program.

Other funding sources

Not eligible for funding through OMI’s CGP?

What to do after the project

Download acquittal report forms when your project has finished.

Harmony Champions Program

The Harmony Champions Program is a new community recognition program, presented for the first time in 2014 by the Office of Multicultural Interests. The program replaces the Western Australian Multicultural Community Service Awards, which have been held annually by the office since 2002. The Harmony Champions Program aims to give community associations and organisations the chance to recognise the achievements that so many individuals make towards promoting multiculturalism.

Under the program organisations are invited to apply for a $500 grant, administered by the Office of Multicultural Interests, to help fund the costs of an event or activity to thank people who provide voluntary support to the organisation.