Multicultural and multifaith community groups will be supported to host grassroots festivals and events with Multicultural NSW’s Stronger Together Grants Program opening today.

Eligible organisations can apply for grants of between $5,000 and $15,000 for festivities that celebrate and embrace our state’s vibrant cultural diversity.

Every year hundreds of grassroots not-for-profit organisations across NSW use the Festival and Event grants to celebrate members’ cultural heritage and share food, music and festivities with the wider community while boosting their local economy.

Funding is available for community groups that are delivering festivals and events between August 2023 and February 2024.

Multicultural NSW administers the grants on behalf of the NSW Government.

Grant applications close on Friday 28 April (3pm) and an information session is planned for 19 April (11am).

For more information or to apply, visit

Quotes attributable to Joseph La Posta, CEO Multicultural NSW

“Grassroots community groups are the lifeblood of NSW’s reputation as one of the world’s most successful multicultural states.

“In every suburb, in every town you’ll find evidence of this success, which is why we, at Multicultural NSW are proud to continue a strong tradition of empowering those within their communities to bring their cultures to light for all to share and enjoy.

“A community’s riches are not just counted in dollar terms, but also in how its members share and embrace the differences of all around them.”


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