In its 2015-16 budget, the South Australian Government tripled its investment in the multicultural area, with an extra $8 million dollars committed over the next four years.
Due to this significant funding increase, the Multicultural SA Grant Program, administered by Multicultural SA within the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion, has been reconfigured into three funding streams that will support a broader range of activities and opportunities for community organisations representing people from culturally diverse backgrounds:
- Celebrating Diversity Program – supporting a range of activities for culturally diverse communities, including funding for major festivals, core funding and one-off grants. Applications are now closed.
- Stronger Families, Stronger Communities Grants – addressing priority needs and issues within culturally diverse communities. Applications are now closed.
- Multicultural Infrastructure Grants – for the construction of minor infrastructure projects, or the upgrade, extension or enhancement of existing infrastructure. Applications are now closed.
The 2015-16 year has been very successful for the Multicultural SA Grants program, with funding provided to many valuable community programs and projects in South Australia's culturally and ethnically diverse communities. As a result of this demand for support, funding available for this financial year through Multicultural SA has been fully dispersed.
Culturally diverse communities can still access funding through the Community Benefit SA (CBSA) grants which provide up to $50,000 to eligible organisations meeting the needs of disadvantaged South Australians.
A special CBSA grant round is now open to assist community groups to purchase equipment or vehicles. Round 58 will close at 5pm, Friday 25 March 2016.
For more information including funding guidelines or to submit your application, please visit the CBSA page on the DCSI website, or call the grants team on 1300 650 985.
Multicultural SA will keep you informed about future funding rounds.