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Community Grants Program

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Culturally and linguistically diverse community members at Harmony week event in GeraldtonThe Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) offers funding through its Community Grants Program (CGP) with a total annual budget of $500,000.

The program provides an opportunity for culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities, and the organisations that support them, to access funding for events, projects and programs designed by the community to support social cohesion and community development.

The grant categories provide a range of funding up to $50,000 for social, economic, cultural and civic activities that promote the benefits of Western Australia's cultural diversity.

Refer to the Grants FAQ​ for general information about the CGP. Each grant type has its own guidelines and application form which are released when the grant round is open. Please read these carefully before applying.

Next grant round

The grant round is scheduled to open in 2017-18. Please check this website for grant round opening and closing dates or subscribe to OMI Alerts to receive a notification when the grant round is announced.

To find out more please contact OMI’s grants team at grants@omi.wa.gov.au or by calling 08 6552 1619.​

Gran​t​ FAQs

Refer to the Grant FAQs for general information about the CGP such as:
  • eligibility requirements
  • what OMI will fund
  • how to apply
  • information for successful applicants​

Culturally Diverse peopleGet help​ with writing your application

Workshops on how to write an application for CGP funding are scheduled to run before the closing date of each round of grants.

To register your attendance at the grants workshop, or if you’d like help with your application, contact the Grants Officer at OMI on (08) 6552 1619 or by email to grants@omi.wa.gov.au.​

​​​Additional resources

For additional ​information see the Grant FAQs

  • Other funding sources—not eligible for funding through OMI’s CGP?

  • What to do after the project.

  • Meet previous grant recipients.​