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.