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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 grant category are released when the funding round is open. Please read these carefully and speak with an OMI Grants Officer before applying.

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 funding round opening and closing dates or subscribe to OMI Alerts to receive a notification when the funding round is announced.

Additional 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.

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: