Multicultural Festivals and Events Program

Receive up to $75,000 to hold multicultural and multifaith festivals and events in your local community

$2,000 - $75,000
Not-for-profit groups

The Multicultural Festivals and Events (MFE) Program funds multicultural and multifaith community groups to hold cultural festivals and events in their local communities. 

The program aims to encourage Victorians to participate in festivals and events that celebrate and embrace our state's vibrant cultural diversity.

Applications for regional festivals and events will be highly regarded.

MFE 2019-20 includes two rounds. Round 1 has now closed. Successful recipients of Round 1 are being funded to hold festivals and events from 1 July - 31 December 2019. 

MFE 2019-20 Round 2 is now open for applications for events between 1 January 2020 and 30 June 2020.

Information sessions

To support organisations to apply for grants, a series of information sessions will be held in Melbourne, Dandenong, Wyndham, Geelong, Shepparton, Morwell, Ballarat and Bendigo. Register for an information session near you. 


Reviewed 12 August 2019

Contact Us

Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion Division Department of Premier and Cabinet

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