The Community Grants Program (CGP) is administered by the Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI), within the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC). The program provides funding to empower culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities in Western Australia to design, deliver and partner on projects that address their needs.
Applications to the CGP are assessed by a panel of community representatives and public sector officers who make recommendations for funding to the Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests.
OMI is establishing the next pool of community representatives to be appointed for a one-year term (which may be extended for a further period, subject to agreement). The panel member positions are voluntary and open to suitably qualified CaLD community leaders who would like the opportunity to assist in assessing applications for funding to support CaLD community associations working on projects that benefit CaLD communities. Out of pocket expenses (such as parking) incurred in participating in an assessment panel will be covered.