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Sandgate multicultural group cooking up cohesion

09 Jun 2018

The Sandgate and Bracken Ridge Action Group Inc (SANDBAG) will receive a grant of $10,000 to set up a ‘Global Kitchen: 2nd Course’ project to engage people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Member for Sandgate and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Stirling Hinchliffe, congratulated SANDBAG on its important local project.

“The aim of this project is to engage people in our community from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in a series of cooking classes to enhance their English language skills, self-confidence and social networks,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“Wonderful projects like this will make a real difference to the lives of many Queenslanders and the organisations and community groups delivering them must be applauded.

“Projects like these promote inclusive and welcoming communities and bring people together to celebrate our diversity and social cohesion.”

SANDBAG CEO, Maggie Daunt, said the project will play an important role in reducing social isolation, which is all too often experienced by people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

“This is a real opportunity to celebrate diversity in our community by coming together and experiencing the cultural traditions brought about by food from around the world,” Ms Daunt said.

“This project will help enhance SANDBAG’s ongoing commitment to an active and inclusive community by connecting people through activities, programmes and services.”

The funding was providing through the Palaszczuk Government’s ‘Celebrating Multicultural Queensland Grants’ programme. For more information on the programme, or how to apply, contact Stirling Hinchliffe’s electorate office on (07) 3639 9100 or visit: