Applicant organisations must:
Definition of a CaLD community service organisation
To be classified as culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD), an organisation must demonstrate and provide evidence
that they meet the following criteria, not just a claim that they provide services for CaLD communities:
An organisation that services CaLD communities as an incidental service is not be eligible.
*OMI will accept applications from regional local government authorities where these is no other suitable organisation
to either apply for or auspice the grant.
Auspicing is an arrangement between a third party the party undertaking the funded project or activity.
The third party takes legal and financial responsibility for the project and is known as the auspice body.
The auspice body may agree to merely receive a grant on behalf of those undertaking the funded activity, or they may
also agree to manage other aspects of the project.
OMI may accept grant applications on behalf of a group through an eligible auspice body. If the application is
successful, the grant agreement and payment will be issued to the auspice body and they will be responsible for leading primary
communication with OMI.
Refer to the
Auspice Guidelines for
more information about auspice arrangements and requirements.
The CGP is an open competitive application process.
Timeframes for the application and approval process need to be considered by the organisation when planning the project.
The process takes approximately four months from submission to approval. It may take longer if the application requires further
development or if there is outstanding information.
Applicants should seek advice from an OMI Community Engagement Officer on timeframes for application submission based on
the stage of development of the project. Contact
email@example.com or phone
(08) 6552 1607.
The funding guidelines for each grant category will detail the types of applications that can be supported.
In general, funding cannot be considered for activities or projects that:
Applications from organisations with outstanding acquittals with OMI may not be considered for assessment.
The funding guidelines for each grant category will detail costs that can be supported by the CGP.
The following is some general advice that applies to all categories:
There may be additional materials that you are required to provide with your application. These resources are available
Community Grants Program page on the OMI website.
Project planning resources are also available for download from the
Resources page on
the OMI website. These resources include budget template, project plan template and an Event Management Planning Guide. You are
welcome to use these resources to support your grant application, and for general project or event planning.
One-on-one grant workshops between applicants and members of the OMI Community Engagement
and Funding team are held regularly throughout the year.
Please subscribe to
OMI Alertsto receive notifications regarding scheduled dates and information on how to register.
The application should be completed by a representative of the organisation with the authority to commit the
organisation to a grant agreement. The representative is generally the President, Secretary, Treasurer, Chief Executive Officer,
Manager or Coordinator. The organisation's constitution provides guidance on who is authorised to sign legal documents on
behalf of the organisation.
Yes. An overview of required information is included in the checklist at the end of the application form.
The minimum required additional information includes:
Supporting documentation such as planning documents, samples of promotional material or letters of support may be
submitted as attachments to the application form.
There is no limit to the amount of supporting documentation you can provide with your application. However, it is useful
to select material that acts as evidence or more detail to the information provided in the application form.
Project planning resources are also available for download from the
Resources page on the OMI website. These resources
include a budget template, project plan template and an Event Management Planning Guide. You are welcome to use these resources
to support your grant application, and for general project or event planning.
An organisation or group often contributes to a project with their own resources, which may reduce the amount of actual
cash needed. These contributions would have been an expense if they were not donated.
An in-kind contribution means support, other than money, provided by and to your organisation towards your project. This
can include voluntary labour (e.g. poster design work or office administration) or donated goods and services (e.g. food or
professional advice from an accountant).
The calculation of your in-kind contribution is based on your best estimates. In-kind volunteer general labour is
normally calculated at $20 per hour, and in-kind volunteer specialist labour (e.g. services of an engineer or architect) are
normally calculated at $45 per hour. In-kind provision of goods is normally calculated at the retail or market price that goods
would have been bought for.
You will be asked to include in-kind contributions to your project as part of your application budget. This will provide
the full monetary value of the project, inclusive of any cash income.
The application process takes approximately four months from submission to approval. The applicant organisation (or the
auspice body) will receive a letter advising the outcome of the application following the completion of the assessment process.
At this point, applicants can request feedback on the outcome.
Recipients of CGP funding are listed on the
Previous Grant Recipients page on the OMI website.
Applicants should speak to a member of the OMI Community Engagement team on
(08) 6552 1676 or by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org to seek advice on timeframes for application submission
and for assistance in the development of the application.
Applications can be submitted by:
Office of Multicultural Interests
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
GPO Box R1250
Perth WA 6844
Grant recipients will receive a letter confirming that their application was successful and providing information on the
A grant agreement must be signed if the grant is for $10,000 or more, or if there are particular conditions of the
Funds are released within 60 days of the receipt of the letter, subject to the finalisation of all documentation and
It is a condition of your grant agreement to ensure that OMI's support of your project is appropriately acknowledged
through any communications, promotional material or at any events related to the funded project. A full outline of these
requirements is included in the grant agreement.
The OMI logo and guidelines for logo use are available for download on the
Logos page of the OMI website. CGP grant recipients are required to use the
'supported by' logo.
Register any events related to the funded project for
inclusion on the
OMI Community Event Calendar.
To arrange for an OMI banner to be displayed at any events related to the funded project, complete an
OMI Banner Order Form and return it to
email@example.com. There is no cost to the grant recipient
associated with this.
When sharing promotional content and images of your funded project or events online, you can use #multiculturalwa or tag
@multiculturalwa to connect to OMI's social media platforms. You may also email promotional content and images with credits
OMI understands that changes may occur. However, it is essential that any changes to the project activities, timelines
or budget are negotiated with OMI before they are actioned. A formal variation to the grant agreement may be required to reflect
Written requests for a project or budget variation can be made through the OMI Grants Administrator at
All successful grant recipients are required to provide a project report, including a Certified Financial Statement,
within 60 days of completion of the project. The project report should be accompanied by copies of project photos, promotional
materials and media coverage.
There may be a requirement to provide progress reporting as part of receiving your grant. All reporting requirements are
outlined in your grant agreement.
Where the Grant Funds are valued at under $50,000, financial statements must be certified by the Chairman, Chief
Executive Officer or equivalent of the organisation.
Where the Grant Funds are valued at $50,000 or more, financial statements must be certified by the Chairman, Chief
Executive Officer or equivalent AND certified by a professional auditor who is: