Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith encourages community organisations in Penrith to apply for multicultural event funding through the Multicultural NSW Stronger Together Grants program.
“Penrith is home to a vast array of culturally diverse communities and there are so many reasons to celebrate uniqueness, harmony and social cohesion through festivals and events,” said Stuart Ayres.
“These events would not be possible without our volunteers and local community organisations working behind the scenes to make them a success for our whole community to enjoy.
“The Multicultural NSW Stronger Together Grants program offers a helping hand to our local organisations delivering these multicultural events.
“I encourage all our local eligible non-profit organisations who meet Multicultural NSW’s assessment criteria to apply.”
Minister for Multiculturalism Mark Coure said the Multicultural NSW Stronger Together Grants program supports many grassroots community-led events across NSW.
“These grants provide eligible applicants between $5,000 and $15,000 for events and festivals, which showcase the strength of our cultural diversity in NSW,” Mr Coure said.
“Whether you attend, organise or volunteer at a community festival or event, the NSW Government is making our multicultural calendar more vibrant and accessible.”
Multicultural NSW Stronger Together Grants have previously supported community Harmony Day events, interfaith and intercultural conferences and social inclusion sports days.