Funding for vulnerable and multicultural services

Minister for Multiculturalism, Natalie Ward

Local organisations are being encouraged to apply for funding to support vulnerable people and multicultural communities, before the application process closes on October 11.

Minister for Multiculturalism, Natalie Ward, said community-led grassroots initiatives would be able to share in $3.6 million to provide immediate and essential services.

These include food and school products, services to help those experiencing family violence and seniors facing social isolation, wellbeing checks and community activities such as youth groups.

“This is the second round of funding for vulnerable people and multicultural communities delivered through our Empowering and Supporting Local Communities program,” Ward said.

“This latest round builds on the initial funding and will support communities big and small across our metropolitan, rural and regional areas with grants of up to $30,000.

“As we continue racing towards our vaccination targets and look to easing restrictions, we want to make sure no one is left behind.”

Eligible not-for-profit non-Government organisations must be currently located in, or service communities in NSW.

Attorney General and Minister for Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence, Mark Speakman, said communities had stepped up and helped each other stay connected during the pandemic.

“These grants will help ensure critical support for some of our most vulnerable, including women and children impacted by family violence and other hardships during the pandemic, thanks to the many dedicated frontline services working across the state,” Speakman said.

Applications close at 11am on Monday, October 11.

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Media release, Sept 29
NSW Government