During 2014, the Department of Education, Training and Employment will continue to offer Supporting Diversity in Kindergarten Grants to approved kindergarten program providers to:
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
This project looks at the housing careers of humanitarian refugees, looking at their access to suitable long term housing, and whether specialist housing and other services are successful in facilitating settlement.
FIND OUT MORE: Read the report here.
The focus of this year's QCOSS State Conference is Building strength – for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage, for the sector in serving those people and in our ability as a community to see that we are making a real difference in the elimination of poverty and disadvantage.
Sessions will be both informative and participatory, with speakers sharing their knowledge and experience and inviting delegates to share and contribute as well.
The conference themes will be based around:
The Valuing Diversity Grants Program is established to promote positive community relations, community cohesion, as well as acceptance and understanding of cultural diversity and its benefits.
Through the 2014–15 funding round, grants will be allocated to multicultural events across Queensland in the 2015 calendar year with up to $20,000 available under the Signature Events category, and up to $10,000 under the Culturally Diverse Events category.
This is a great opportunity for community groups or individuals considering starting a new business or for existing businesses to source support and advice. One-on-one advice will be provided by representatives from the Australian Tax Office, local, state and federal government and industry bodies.
When: Thursday 4 September 2014
Where: Brisbane Technology Park Conference and Exhibition Centre, Eight Mile Plains
Cost: Free entry
The 2014 Gold Coast Multicultural Festival is expected to be bigger than ever. Last year's event was tied to Queensland Multicultural Week, which meant that a number of events were running at the same time. As a result, this year’s festival has reverted to the traditional mid-month timing.
When: Sunday 14 September 2014
Where: Gold Coast