New funding for multicultural youth projects

Celebrating Multicultural Queensland’s next round of project funding will include a new category for projects led by young people.

The funding will be available to young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds for projects that support young people to develop stronger connections to their local communities.

Funding priorities will be for projects which give young people the opportunity to feel heard, valued, supported and empowered, and increase their access and involvement in the community.

This project category is for youth, aged 15 to 25. Some examples of projects could include:

  • increasing participation and belonging through improved access to and inclusion in community activities such as sport, recreation, cultural and other activities
  • mentoring programs
  • assisting families – young people, parents and grandparents – to connect and to prevent or resolve conflict
  • supporting employment pathways and options, including trades, volunteering and social enterprises
  • building on existing knowledge and skills to strengthen young people’s well-being and ability to participate in their community.

As in previous funding rounds, the CMQ program will continue to have funding available for projects that create pathways to participation for people of all ages from culturally diverse backgrounds.

The project funding round is expected to open in February. Visit the CMQ website for more information.