Multicultural Grants Program

Up to $20,000 is available from Multicultural Grants Program to help in making migrants feel welcome and part of the Tasmanian community.

Multicultural Grants Program

Multicultural Grants Program

As part of Tasmania’s Population Growth Strategy the Tasmanian Government created the Multicultural Grants Program aimed at assisting migrants to settle and feel welcome in Tasmania.

The Tasmanian Government has allocated $100,000 for the 2018 Multicultural Grants Program. The Grants Program is coordinated by Communities, Sport and Recreation (CSR) in the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC).



The Tasmanian Government aims to:

  • build the capacity of ethnic community organisations to deliver positive outcomes for community members, including civic and community participation;
  • assist migrants to feel welcome and part of the community; and
  • support projects that foster cross-cultural understanding and engagement.



Grants of up to $20,000 are available to support:

  • activities that increase capacity within ethnic communities and multicultural networks to
    self-manage and engage in community life;
  • projects that facilitate access and use of community facilities and increase participation of new migrants in sport, recreation and social clubs within the community;
  • projects that build cross-cultural awareness in the community and business sector; and
  • projects that promote integration of new migrants into communities and build ongoing inter-cultural and inter-faith relations and supports.

Grants of up to $5,000 are available for:

  • projects that showcase the vibrancy of multiculturalism through festivals and/or events that encourage the participation of the whole community.

Grants of up to $3,000 are available for:

  • community language schools run by not-for profit organisations. A community language is defined as one used on a day to day basis by members of cultural-linguistic groups resident in Tasmania to communicate with family members and within their own community. Classes should be open to all students, irrespective of their linguistic and cultural backgrounds.



To be eligible, applicants must be an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation, Local Government, or sponsored by an incorporated not-for-profit organisation.

Applicants must have appropriate levels of Public Liability Insurance. A copy of the applicant’s current Public Liability Insurance cover must be attached to the application, unless the application includes a request for funding for Public Liability Insurance for their festival or event.

The following entities are not eligible to apply:

  • for-profit organisations and businesses;
  • individuals;
  • political parties;
  • schools; and
  • State and Australian Government agencies.

Partnerships between organisations to deliver project outcomes, including funding, partnerships or in-kind support that reduces the cost of the grant request, are strongly encouraged.

The application should include a realistic budget for any items or services that are to be purchased. All sources of funding for the project must be included in the application. This includes funds received from partnerships, other grants programs (such as the Tasmanian Community Fund) and other in-kind support.



Applications close 1 December 2017.


2017 Recipients

Launceston Alive Community CommitteeLaunceston Alive Community Festival$5,000
National JoblinkMigrant Women’s Computer Preparation Program$10,260
Tasmanian Russian Ethnic School IncRussian Language Classes for Children 4-16 years$3,000
Glenorchy Arts and Sculpture ParkPresent (Remedies Tasmania / Orally Transmitted Knowledge)$10,000
Tasmanian Centre for Global LearningWomen’s Business on the Road$19,690
Hazara Community of Southern Tasmania Inc.Hazara Community Culture Club$10,620
Housing Choices Tasmania LimitedHarmony Day Together Festival$4,800
Polish Association in Hobart IncPolish Language School 2017$3,000
Sudanese Community Launceston IncPurchase of Soccer Equipment$4,400
Surf Life Saving Tasmania IncOn the Same Wave – Multicultural Aquatic Safety Education Program$10,000
Tasmanian Writers CentrePark Perspective$4,600
Hobart Language Day CommitteeHobart Language Day$2,900
Global Learning Resource Library Association IncHobart Human Library for Multicultural Tasmanians$6,730
Sierra Leone Association (Launceston) IncBuilding our Capacity and Building our Community$5,000


2016 Recipients

Name of Organisation

Name of project


Global Learning Resources Library Assoc Inc.Multicultural Human Books for the Hobart Human Library$4 600.00
Bhutanese/Kirat Bhuddist Assoc of Tas Inc.Bhutanese Soccer Federation Championship – Launceston 2016$4 000.00
Clarence City CouncilWorld Games Day$6 500.00
Glenorchy City CouncilHear Our Voices – We Continue to Step Out$10 962.00
Hobart Language Day CommitteeHobart Language Day$4 000.00
Hobart United Football ClubMulticultural Soccer Cup$3 500.00
Joiningthedots InternationalThe Welcome Dinner$15 000.00
Kickstart Art Inc.Garden of Spring – Concerts from Three Continents$5 500.00
Launceston Afghan/Hazara CommunitySundays Educational Classes$8 852.00
Migrant Recourse Centre (Northern Tasmania) Inc.Community Harmony Day Celebrations$6 500.00
Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tasmania)Inspire$10 000.00
Tasmanian School Canteen AssociationWhat’s In Your Lunch Box$10 000.00
Tasmanian Centre for Global LearningYoung Men’s Project – Meeting in the Middle$10 000.00


$99 414.00


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