Up to $750,000 is available from CICP to maintain and build infrastructure or enhance cultural precincts for culturally diverse communities.
Community Infrastructure and Cultural Precincts (CICP)
The Community Infrastructure and Cultural Precincts Program (CICP) offers grants to help maintain existing community infrastructure, build new community infrastructure, or enhance cultural precincts for culturally diverse communities. The CICP Program consolidates the Victorian Multicultural Commission’s (VMC) former Building and Facilities Improvement Grants and OMAC’s former Multicultural Community Infrastructure Fund.
The Victorian Government is committed to preserving and promoting Victoria’s multicultural heritage, celebrating cultural diversity, leveraging economic benefits and promoting socially inclusive communities.
The CICP Program consolidates the Victorian Multicultural Commission’s (VMC) former Building and Facilities Improvements grants and OMAC’s former Multicultural Community Infrastructure Fund. The program design, assessment process and grant recommendations are agreed utilising a collaborative approach between OMAC and the VMC.
The objectives of the program are to:
- promote greater use of community facilities by Victoria’s culturally diverse communities; increasing their participation in activities and enhancing access to services; and
- enable Victoria’s cultural precincts to remain sustainable and attractive for cultural and tourism activities.
Two streams of funding are available:
- Small Grants – $500-$100,000, for minor works and upgrades to community facilities, and
- Large Grants – $100,001-$750,000, for major upgrades and construction of new infrastructure and cultural precincts.
Minor works to:
- existing community facilities (e.g. extension of an existing facility to provide additional meeting space, kitchen upgrade or ensuring equitable access); or
- enhance streetscapes and public places that preserve and showcase the identity of existing cultural precincts in Victoria. These minor works could include improvements to culturally themed infrastructure within existing cultural precincts.
- Major upgrades or construction of community facilities; or
- Major upgrades and construction of cultural precincts in Victoria; and culturally themed infrastructure within cultural precincts.
The following applications can be supported; for projects that:
- address the program objectives and funding criteria;
- are submitted by an eligible organisation
- have undergone sufficient planning and feasibility assessment;
- secure the minimum matched funding contributions;
- supply quotes from registered contractors or cost estimates from quantity surveyors;
- are scheduled to commence implementation within one year after the offer of a grant has been made.
To be eligible under this round, organisation’s must:
- be a not-for-profit entity or a Local Government Authority (LGA) who consults with culturally diverse groups and organisations and demonstrates they are enhancing infrastructure;
- if a not-for-profit entity, be registered under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) or the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 (Vic), and
- have a current Australian Business Number (ABN).
If your organisation does not meet the above criteria you must nominate an eligible auspice to apply for a grant. Auspice organisations must meet the above criteria, and can include local councils.
If applying through an auspice organisation, the applicant must also supply the auspice organisation’s ABN. The auspice will be responsible for management of the funding agreement with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship (Department of Premier and Cabinet).
Applications close 14 August 2017.
|3CR Community Radio||$||30,075|
|63 Miller Street Epping Temple Charitable Trust||$||31,834|
|Africa Day Australia (ADA)||$||10,500|
|Alevi Communtiy Council of Victoria||$||40,000|
|Armenian General Benevolent Union||$||26,178|
|Association of Ukrainians in Victoria ‐ Newborough||$||22,500|
|Asylum Seeker Resource Centre||$||48,500|
|Australian Shia Gathering Place Inc||$||37,500|
|Ballarat Regional Multicultrual Council (BRMC)||$||75,000|
|Beth Weizmann Community Centre Inc||$||27,495|
|Cambodian Association of Victoria Inc.||$||74,993|
|Chinese Association of Victoria Incorporated||$||19,000|
|Cretan Brotherhood of Melbourne and Victoria Limited||$||37,500|
|Darubilal Education, Charity & Welfare Association||$||41,250|
|Diversitat ‐ Geelong Ethnic Communities||$||211,500|
|Epirotic Philanthropic Society “Dodoni”||$||3,625|
|Finnish Society of Melbourne||$||2,291|
|Goulburn Valley Turkish Islamic and Cultural Society Inc||$||52,500|
|Greater Shepparton City Council||$||12,500|
|Greek Orthodox Community of Whittlesea||$||43,500|
|Greek Orthodox Parish of “St Vasilios” Brunswick||$||4,000|
|Guru Nanak Sikh Soiety Shepparton Inc||$||50,000|
|Hindu Society of Victoria (Aus) Inc||$||162,350|
|Horsham Rural City Council||$||33,300|
|House of Persia Community and Cultural Centre||$||12,500|
|Jewish Library of Australia Limited||$||7,500|
|Kirrae Health Services Inc||$||72,675|
|Lerian Club of Melbourne||$||38,663|
|Macedonian Community Cultural Heritage Society Shepparton and District Incorporated||$||25,000|
|Macedonian Orthodox Community of Melbourne||$||375,000|
|Maltese Community Council of Victoria Inc.||$||3,911|
|Melbourne Murugan Cultural Centre Inc||$||110,000|
|Multicultural Seniors Association of Victoria Inc.||$||7,500|
|Multicultural Youth Centre||$||375,000|
|Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc||$||30,338|
|New United Villages of Florina||$||65,175|
|North Eastern Jewish War Memorial Centre||$||23,246|
|Pammessinian Brotherhood “Papaflessas”||$||22,878|
|Panpyliaki Brotherhood Navarino” Of Melbourne & Victoria Ltd.||$||22,525|
|Refugee & Immigration Legal Centre Inc. trading as Refugee Legal||$||12,500|
|Rejoice Chinese Christian Communication Centre Inc||$||37,500|
|Russian House Melbourne Inc.||$||75,000|
|Serbian Pensioner Group of Frankston “Ravna Gora”||$||14,281|
|Societa’ Isole Eolie||$||38,510|
|Somali Cultural Association||$||5,625|
|St Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church ‐ Doncaster & Templestowe||$||36,000|
|St Mark’s Coptic Church||$||40,500|
|Tayyiba Educational Trust Fund||$||13,734|
|The Albanian Australian Islamic Society||$||9,650|
|The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion||$||33,750|
|The Philanthropic Society of Kaloneri Siatista Inc||$||13,834|
|The Samaritan Foundation Inc||$||9,375|
|Trustees for Nathdwara Education & Cultural Trust||$||75,000|
|Vietnamese Community In Australia/Vic Chapter Inc||$||50,000|
|Wimmera Volunteers Inc||$||175,000|
|Wyndham Community and Education Centre||$||32,686|
|Zee Cheng Khor Moral Uplifting Society Inc||$||8,839|
The Andrews Labor Government will provide more than $3 million to over 60 culturally diverse community organisations across Victoria to support the restoration or construction of community facilities and cultural precincts.
This funding will be provided through the Labor Government’s Community Infrastructure and Cultural Precincts (CICP) program.
CICP promotes greater use of community facilities by Victoria’s culturally diverse communities, increasing their participation in activities, improving access to services and enabling Victoria’s cultural precincts to remain attractive for cultural and tourism activities.
The Labor Government is promoting an inclusive society where every Victorian can preserve and share their culture and traditions in spaces of their own heritage.
Projects that will be funded include:
- a ‘Diversability Centre’ project in Norland of Greater Geelong City Council, to create open plan office spaces and meeting spaces for diverse communities and the wider community
- a Space 2b Design project in St Kilda to upgrade an existing community centre as a community enterprise that runs employment pathway programs to culturally diverse communities
- And upgrading the Hindu Society of Victoria’s car park in Carrum Downs.
All funded projects will increase diverse communities’ access to good, functional facilities that enable them to better use services, participate in activities and share their cultures with the wider Victorian community.