Celebrating our Cultural Diversity



New South Wales is a place where everyone belongs and has the chance to thrive. We are stronger because of our diversity, and together we are building a society that works better in harmony. Our cultural diversity gives us a creative and competitive edge on the world stage.


The Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity Grants Program invests in community projects, events and activities that foster community harmony and celebrate cultural diversity as a precious part of our identity and way of life.

Celebrating Diversity – Grant applications now open>>


Grant Categories

There are two categories of grants under the Celebrating Diversity Grants Program:

1. Celebrating Diversity: Events

Each year the NSW calendar is filled with events that celebrate our cultural diversity. Festivals and events bring communities together, showcase the benefits of cultural diversity and promote social cohesion and community harmony.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for Celebrating Diversity: Events.

The total pool amount available in the Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity: Events Grants Program is $800,000, awarded over two funding rounds per financial year.

2. Celebrating Diversity: Projects

Community harmony happens when communities from diverse cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds work together on projects that make a difference.

Grants of up to $40,000 are available for 12-month projects than can make a lasting positive impact on social cohesion at the grassroots level.

The total pool amount available in the Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity: Projects Grants Program is $600,000, awarded in one funding round per financial year.

Celebrating Diversity Project Grants support collaborative relationships with Government and partnerships between community, non-government, educational organisations and the private sector.

Multicultural NSW encourages applications for projects that focus on any or all of the following areas:

  • Seniors
  • Youth
  • Women & Girls
  • Regional Communities


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