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Current Media Releases for Multicultural NSW, as well as access to archived Media Releases.

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Funding for vulnerable temporary visa holders

Emergency grant funding is now available to support vulnerable temporary visa holders and specialist migrant and settlement services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Acting Minister for Multiculturalism Geoff Lee today announced $4 million in support funding is now available for those in need.

Funding Boost to Unite NSW Youth

A funding boost for a leading youth engagement program will inspire and empower young people to stand united against extremism, fear and division.

Acting Minister for Multiculturalism Geoff Lee announced a further $3 million over 12 months to expand the Community Partnership Action (COMPACT) program.

NSW Government Extends Support for Refugees

Newly arrived migrants and refugees will benefit from over $4 million in NSW Government funding, announced today on World Refugee Day.

The funding will support key programs which aim to reduce social isolation and help schools to provide specialised care for refugee students.

Acting Minister for Multiculturalism Geoff Lee said it is vital newly arrived migrants and refugees have the support they need to settle into NSW.


Funding to Support Multicultural Communities during COVID-19

Multicultural community organisations are encouraged to apply for over $500,000 in funding to provide immediate assistance for basic necessities like food, transport and language support for vulnerable people. Acting Minister for Multiculturalism Geoff Lee said the COVID-19 Community Support Grants program will provide critical support.


Caringbah Student Receives Top Honours

A Caringbah High School student has been awarded top honours by the NSW Government. The National Rugby League Youth Medal was presented to Luiza Knijnik as part of the 2020 Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals.


NSW Government Supporting Multicultural Communities through COVID-19

Help is on its way to the most vulnerable people affected by COVID-19, with the NSW Government providing over $6 million for our multicultural communities including migrants and temporary visa holders. Acting Minister for Multiculturalism Geoff Lee said it’s vital these people are given the urgent help they need.