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Northside community organisations encouraged to apply for multicultural project grant

08 Feb 2018

Community groups and other organisations across the Sandgate electorate can now apply for a share of up to $300,000 in multicultural project grants.

Member for Sandgate and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Stirling Hinchliffe is encouraging eligible not-for-profits to apply for a multicultural project grant under the second round of the Celebrating Multicultural Queensland grants programme.

“As the Member for Sandgate and Queensland’s Minister for Multicultural Affairs, I am pleased to announce applications are now open for local organisations to apply for funding”, Mr Hinchliffe said.

“These grants give local organisations across the Sandgate electorate the chance to get out there and develop projects which benefit our local community.

“Last year’s round saw the Bhutanese Nepali Association of Queensland receive $3,000 for their planned Bhutanese Multicultural Day at the Sandgate PCYC and Singh Sabha Brisbane receive $3,000 to go towards their increasingly popular Vaisakhi Day celebrations at the Sandgate Hawks.”

Mr Hinchliffe also said that he was proud to be part of a Government which is committed to promoting Queensland’s multiculturalism and ensuring we all play a part in promoting a safe, caring, harmonious, and inclusive society for everyone.

One-off funding of up to $25,000 is available for approved projects to be delivered from 1 July 2018.

Mr Hinchliffe said he encourages local community groups to make contact with his electorate office in Sandgate on 3639 9100 or via email: for more information on how to apply.

The latest funding round is part of the $1 million Celebrating Multicultural Queensland grants budget in 2017–18 to support events and projects that celebrate Queensland’s multiculturalism.