MULTICULTURAL groups in the Murray Plains electorate are encouraged to apply for a grant to build social cohesion and community harmony.
Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the community harmony program aimed to provide groups with the opportunity to access grants of up to $100,000 per annum for one or two years.
“The purpose of the grants is to support all Victorians to have a strong sense of belonging, whatever their religion, ethnicity, skin colour, or cultural identity,” he said.
“It aims to increase intercultural, inter-community, and interreligious interaction, engagement and understanding.
“We are fortunate in the Murray Plains electorate to have so many residents from culturally diverse backgrounds enriching our lives in so many ways.
“They make an important contribution to the social, political, cultural and economic fabric of our region.”
Applications close June 12 and further information is available at multicultural.vic.gov.au/grants