Community Grants Program assessment panel

Recruiting community representatives to participate in grants assessment panels. 

Expression of interest

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 seeking to establish a pool of community representatives to participate in grants assessment panels for the CGP. 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.

Successful applicants will be appointed to the pool for a one-year term which may be extended for a further period subject to agreement by both parties.

OMI will endeavour to provide the opportunity for all panel members to participate in an assessment process at least once during their appointment to the pool. However, it may be that not all panel members can participate due to panel member availability, the number of panels scheduled, requirements of each grant category assessment, the type of expertise required, the diversity of members required and potential conflicts of interest.

Selection process

Interested community representatives nominate themselves as an assessment panel member through the Expression of Interest (EOI) process.

Applicants will be assessed against the following selection criteria:

  • must be from a CaLD background and currently reside in Western Australia
  • must have experience working actively with CaLD communities and/or the multicultural sector 
  • must have an understanding of issues affecting Western Australians from a CaLD background. 

 Demonstrated experience in program development, planning, budgeting, delivery and evaluation is desirable.

 All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their EOI in August 2021.

Other requirements

Applicants must

  • be able to commit time to reading grant applications and attending panel assessment meetings during business hours
  • adhere to the DLGSC confidentiality and conflict of interest requirements.

It is preferred that panel members have access to a computer and the internet and email to receive assessment materials electronically or conduct online assessments where required.

How to apply

Please read the Information Sheet for detailed information about the process and complete the Expression of Interest Form. Email the form along with your CV to by 4.00pm Monday 5 July 2021.

For further information about the role and the process please contact Helene Fung, Grants Officer on 6552 1433 or email

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Page reviewed 04 May 2021