Building Capacity In Broadmeadows Electorate Multicultural Communities:

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Monday, 22 October 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening multicultural organisations in the Broadmeadows electorate to better engage and support their communities through the Capacity Building and Participation grants program.

Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott has announced more than $7.1 million over two years for 303 projects supporting organisations including multicultural, seniors, faith-based groups and community language schools.

Frank McGuire, State Member for Broadmeadows, said that the funding will enable the following multicultural communities in the Broadmeadows electorate to address issues like family violence, develop a stronger sense of belonging and make an active contribution to our State:

Organisation Name Project Name Amount

2108/2019

Amount

2019/2020

Funding Years
Chalden Welfare of Victoria Limited Expanding the Community $2,500 $2,500 2
Fawkner Community House Moreland-Hume Social Cohesion $15,000 $15,000 2
Help Himalayan Youth Foundation Youth Engagement through Intercultural Dialogue $4,400 1
Help Himalayan Youth Foundation Strengthening Social Cohesion through Youth as Change Agent in New Communities $30,000 $30,000 2
Malta Gozo Concert Band Building the Maltese Youth $1,000 $1,000 2
Northern Turkish Family Association Community Development and Social Isolation and Wellbeing $2,000 $2,000 2
Northern Turkish Women’s Association Community Wellbeing and Active Ageing $2,000 $2,000 2
Yemeni Australian Friendship Society Driving Lesson for Women $2,500 $2,500 2
Yemeni Australian Friendship Society Sports for Kids $4,000 1
Yunus Emre Culture Art and Music Education Centre Incorporated Yunus Emre Culture Art and Music $3,500 1

“Community groups and organisations in my electorate were encouraged to apply for a grant under this program and now we are delivering for the local multicultural communities”, Mr McGuire said.

Applications were considered by an independent panel including representatives of the Victorian Multicultural Commission.

The program’s Prevention of Family Violence stream specifically builds the capacity of multicultural and faith-based communities to tailor initiatives that support Free from Violence: Victoria’s strategy to prevent family violence and all forms of violence against women, and the government’s broader family violence reforms.

For a complete list of successful applicants, visit multicultural.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott

“This funding will strengthen diverse communities in the Broadmeadows electorate – helping them address important issues and develop a greater sense of belonging.”

“By building the capacity of multicultural and faith-based communities, we are building a Victoria where everyone belongs, feels accepted and can freely participate and contribute.”

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