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APPLY FOR NEW MULTICULTURAL GRANTS PROGRAM (Released 27 August 2018)

Minister for Multiculturalism, Ray Williams, today launched the new Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity Grants Program, which will provide more than $800,000 to support multicultural festivals, events and community projects across NSW.

Mr Williams said the NSW Government is investing in multicultural communities across NSW to ensure cultural diversity continues to be one of the State’s greatest strengths.

AFL MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL IN WESTERN SYDNEY (Released 25 July 2018)

Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams today launched the 2018 GIANTS Multicultural Festival, to be held before the GWS Giants take on St Kilda at Spotless Stadium, this Saturday 28 July.

The 2018 GIANTS Multicultural Festival will feature cultural performances, family friendly entertainment and food stalls from around the world to coincide with the match.

$1.2 MILLION FUNDING FOR YOUTH EMPOWERMENT (Released 27 June 2018)

Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams today launched a new $1.2 million round of the successful Community in Partnership Taking Action (COMPACT) Grants Program.

Mr Williams said organisations have an opportunity to join an alliance of community partners who reach deep into the community to support youth who are isolated or feel disconnected.

STAND #WithRefugees THIS REFUGEE WEEK (Released 21 June 2018)

Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams will host an event at Parliament House today to celebrate the contribution of refugees to NSW during Refugee Week. 
 
This year’s theme encourages all Australians to stand #WithRefugees, to ensure people who are forced to flee from their homes can live with dignity and hope. 

FUNDING FOR MULTICULTURAL FESTIVALS  (Released 5 June 2018)

Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams today announced $32,000 funding for 17 festivals and events that celebrate cultural diversity.

Multicultural NSW Celebration Grants provide funding of up to $5000 to support multicultural festivals and events held all over NSW.

Premier’s Multicultural Communications Awards 2018 are now open (Released 1 June 2018)

This exciting new awards program will recognise excellence in both multicultural media and marketing industries to highlight the brightest multicultural communicators across NSW.

The NSW Government has listened to your feedback and has recently consulted with many community multicultural media outlets and marketers who are passionate about our awards program.

CREATIVE MIGRANT STORIES WINS MULTICULTURAL NSW AWARD (Released 3 May 2018)

Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams presented Roanna Gonsalves with the Multicultural NSW Award at the 2018 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.
 
Roanna Gonsalves was gifted with $20,000 prize money for her published collection of 21st century immigrant stories titled The Permanent Resident.

DON’T MISS OUT ON THE PREMIER’S HARMONY DINNER (Released 12 March 2018)

Tickets for the unmissable 2018 Premier’s Harmony Dinner are selling out fast, Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams has announced.  
 
Mr Williams said The Premier’s Harmony Dinner celebrates our enormous successes as the most multicultural state in Australia.

WESTERN SYDNEY CELEBRATES PARRAMASALA (Released 8 March 2018)

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams will open Western Sydney’s premiere arts and multicultural festival, Parramasala, this Friday.
 
The festival will begin with an opening parade of more than 700 people in national dress representing more than 40 nationalities, followed by a performance from international Bollywood dance troupe, the ‘Dreamgirls of Bollywood’.

MORE SUPPORT FOR REFUGEE FAMILIES (Released 16 February 2018)

Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams today launched a hub for refugee and migrant women and children in Fairfield.  
 
The Fairfield West Public School Community Hub supports women and children access services and opportunities, including English language classes and vocational training.

2018 PARRAMASALA PROGRAM ANNOUNCED (Released 9 February 2018)

The NSW Government has committed an additional $600,000 over three years to one of the State’s largest multicultural arts and cultural festivals, Parramasala.
 
Now in its eighth year, Parramasala celebrates the cultural diversity of NSW through music, dance, theatre, food and film, representing more than 40 nationalities.