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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.

Refer to the Community Grants Program FAQs for general information about the CGP, such as eligibility requirements, what applications can be supported, and how to apply. The funding guidelines and application form for each grants category are released when the grant round is open. Please read these carefully and speak with an OMI Grants Officer before applying.

October 2017 funding round

This funding round is now open for the following grant category:

Harmony Week 2018 Events and Activities (up to $5000)

Harmony Week is an opportunity for all Western Australians to celebrate our vibrant multicultural community. The week runs from 15-21 March every year and encourages everyone to experience, explore and appreciate WA's wealth of cultural, religious, linguistic and ethnic diversity.

Funding (up to $5000) for events and activities celebrating Harmony Week in 2018 will be delivered in OMI's CGP October 2017 funding round as a competitive grant for eligible recipients.

Download the funding guidelines and application form for this grant category:

Applications must be received by OMI by 4.00pm Friday 27 October 2017. No late applications will be accepted.

Getting help with your application

OMI staff are available to assist you in preparing your application. Contact an OMI Grants Officer on (08) 6552 1619 or email grants@omi.wa.gov.au with your queries.
One-on-one grant workshops
Applicants are invited to attend a one-on-one grant workshop with OMI staff, to be held on the following dates:
  • Saturday 30 September 2017, 11.00am - 1.00pm at The Old Jandakot Primary School Hall, 12 Poletti Road, Cockburn Central
  • Wednesday 4 October 2017, 5.30pm - 6.30pm at The Victoria Park Digital Hub, 1 Harper Street, Victoria Park.
Registration is compulsory and places are limited.

Contact (08) 6552 1607 or email harmony@omi.wa.gov.au to schedule a one-on-one appointment.

Culturally Diverse peopleAdditional resources

These may be additional materials that you are required to provide with your application:

You may use these resources if you receive CGP funding:

Project planning resources are also available for download from the OMI website. These resources include a budget template,  a 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.

​​​Next funding round

The Community Grants Program is currently undergoing a full review. The next funding round will support activities and projects occuring in 2018. Please check this website for grant round opening and closing dates or subscribe to OMI Alerts to receive a notification when the funding round is announced.

Other funding sources 

If your organisation is looking for funding but doesn't meet the eligibility criteria or guidlines for the Office of Multicultural Interests' CGP funding, you may be eligible to apply for grants from other funding agencies and organisations.

Government grant information is available free online. Refer to these online grants directories for information on funding opportunities: