Funding: 2020-21 Celebrating Multicultural Queensland program
The 2020-21 Celebrating Multicultural Queensland (CMQ) program funding round for multicultural projects is now open. The program aims to promote Queensland’s multicultural identity, community participations and intercultural connections, and increase understanding between diverse cultural groups and the wider community.
This funding round is for two project categories:
Category 1 – Economic and Social Participation Projects
For innovative projects that create pathways to participation for people from culturally diverse backgrounds, including people who arrived in Australia as migrants or refugees, and people seeking asylum, in the economic, social and cultural life of Queensland. One-off funding of up to $40,000 is available for one-year projects to be delivered in 2021-2022.
Category 2 – Youth and Community Connection Projects
For innovative projects that can assist with breaking down the barriers facing young people from culturally diverse backgrounds that can result in feelings of disengagement or disconnection with the community, and to increase their access to, and inclusion within the community.
Projects receiving funding under this category are to ensure young people from culturally diverse backgrounds are leading in identifying any barriers which need to be addressed, as well as the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of the project.
One-off funding of between $5,000 to $120,000 is available. Project implementation timeframe can be up to two years. Projects are to be delivered between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2023.
Funding applications for projects to be delivered in regional areas are encouraged. Applications close Monday 15 March at 10:00am.
Multicultural Australia recommends carefully reading the 2020-21 Funding Guidelines for Multicultural Projects for applicant eligibility, and funding information and requirements. To view the guidelines and information on how to apply, visit the Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs website.