The Hindu Festivals and Events fund is a dedicated grant round to support and highlight Hinduism within Victoria. Successful grant recipients, through their festivals and events, will share the Hindu values of compassion, harmony and respect.
The Victorian Government will invest $200,000 in Hindu celebrations, events and festivals across four years. In the 2019-20 round, $50,000 of funding is available to support organisations to celebrate Hinduism through celebrations, festivals and events across the state. Applicants can apply for grants of $2,000.
The program aims to:
- ensure that Victoria’s Hindu communities can celebrate, preserve and share traditions in meaningful ways
- foster cross-cultural awareness, understanding and respect
- showcase the vibrancy and contribution of Victoria’s multiculturalism through Hindu celebrations and events which encourage participation of the whole community
- build the capacity of smaller or emerging Hindu community groups through the development of partnerships between community organisations
Reviewed 09 September 2019