Grants available to celebrate cultural diversity

​​Schools are invited to apply for grants of up to $2000 to support activities for Cultural Diversity Week in 2019. Applications close Friday 14 September.

Cultural Diversity Week is Victoria's largest multicultural celebration, featuring a week-long program of festivals and events in metropolitan and regional areas. To support schools to make the most of this event, the Multicultural Festivals and Events Schools program offers grants of up to $2000 per school.

Support to bring your school community closer

The grants will fund initiatives that strengthen cultural diversity and understanding, and encourage participation by all members of the community.

Close to $50,000 is available for primary and secondary schools around Victoria to celebrate this important event in 2019. Applications for the grants are now open through the Victorian Multicultural Commission and close on Friday 14 September 2018.

Cultural Diversity Week is held annually on March 21 to coincide with the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and Harmony.

Apply for the festivals and events grant
Applications close Friday 14 September

Supporting FISO priorities: A positive climate for learning

Events like Cultural Diversity Week help schools build an effective, supportive and inclusive environment. They create a positive school climate that meets student needs and develops awareness, empathy and relationship skills across the school community.

For more information about this priority, see: A positive climate for learning