Community Support Fund

The Community S​​upport Fund (CSF) is a three-year funding program to support not-for-profit culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) service organisations and CaLD umbrella community associations to deliver services that address unmet needs of Western Australians from CaLD backgrounds.

Funding is available to:

  • address gaps in mainstream service provision for CaLD communities 
  • provide services to Western Australians from CaLD backgrounds in areas of need such as settlement, employment, health, mental health, family and domestic violence, and parenting to support integration and social, economic and civic participation.

Programs currently supported by the CSF include:

Service organisations

  • Centre for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Detainees—Safety Net Project
  • Edmund Rice Centre Western Australia—English and Computer Literacy Program
  • Ethnic Disability and Advocacy Centre—Community English classes for people of non-English speaking backgrounds with cognitive and intellectual disabilities.

Umbrella community associations

  • Organisation of African Communities in Western Australia—Support services for African communities in Western Australia
  • Vietnamese Community in Australia: WA Chapter—Integration services for the Vietnamese community in Western Australia

For enquiries email the Office of Multicultural Interests.

Page reviewed 20 October 2020