Harmony Week

Harmony Week is an opportunity for all Western Australians to celebrate our vibrant multicultural State.

Harmony Week 2022 Banner

 

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.

Harmony Week is a State Government multicultural community relations initiative.​​

Harmony Week 2023 grants

Funding round is now open

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is offering grants of $2,000 to support community-led activities promoting and celebrating multiculturalism in Western Australia for inclusion in its Harmony Week 2023 campaign. Activities should involve culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities in their coordination and be open to participation from the broader community. 

Activities with a focus on culture and arts and sport and active recreation are encouraged in this funding round. 

 Culture and arts activities are those that involve a professional artist or arts practitioner working with the community to design and deliver the activity. 

 Sport and active recreation activities are those that involve the community participating in a primary activity requiring physical exertion and/or physical skill. 

 Harmony Week grants are open to: 

  • Not-for-profit organisations based in Western Australia 

  • Associations incorporated under the Western Australia Associations Incorporation Act 2015.  

 For further information, download the Harmony Week 2023 activities – Funding Guidelines and Harmony Week 2023 activities – Application Form 

Applications close 4.00pm Monday 10 October 2022.


Additional resources

You may be required to provide these forms with your application:

Auspice Guidelines and Agreement Form 

Statement by Supplier Form 

Project planning resources are also available for download. 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. ​ 

 

Application support

The application process is administered by the Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI), which is a division of DLGSC.  

OMI staff can provide advice on the application process by phone on (08) 6552 1603 or by email grants@omi.wa.gov.au   

You can also register to meet with OMI staff for a 45-minute one-on-one meeting during one of the following sessions: 

Hosted by the City of Kalamunda

Date: 3.00pm – 6.00pm Thursday 1 September 2022 

Venue: Woodlupine Family Centre, 88 Hale Road, Forrestfield     

Hosted by the City of Mandurah 

Date:  9.00am – 2.00pm Wednesday 7 September 2022 

Venue: Lakelands Library and Community Centre - Lakelands Shopping Centre, 49 Banksiadale Gate, Lakelands 

Hosted by the City of Armadale 

Date: 12.00pm – 4.00pm Tuesday 13 September 2022 

Venue:  Armadale Public Library – 10 Orchard Avenue, Armadale 


To register email grants@omi.wa.gov.au with your organisation name, your phone number and your preferred session. 

 If you are unable to attend any of these sessions, OMI staff can meet at a time and place more suitable for you. 

Harmony Week 2023 grant recipients

Organisations who receive a grant to support their Harmony Week activity are required to acknowledge the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries in the promotions of their activity.

You can download the required logo in the format you prefer here

Useful links

Explore the following resources to inspire your Harmony Week activities. 

Food, Faith and Love in WA

Find out how the themes of food, faith and love can touch us and shape the direction of our lives.

Voices in Harmony playlist

Give your Harmony Week events the sound and spirit of harmony with this playlist of local culturally and linguistically diverse music.

Discover Multicultural Perth

Find out how WA's many culturally and linguistically diverse communities have shaped Perth and made it into the vibrant city it is today.

DLGSC Harmony Week 2022 grant recipients list

Page reviewed 12 September 2022