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Multicultural Festivals and Events Program

Grants of up to $50,000 available to support multicultural festivals and events

Multicultural Festivals and Events Program

Who can apply:
Not-for-profit groups
$5,000 - $50,000

About the program

The program funds community organisations to hold cultural festivals and events for Victorians.

There are two key objectives:

  • ensure Victorians can celebrate and preserve cultures, and share traditions
  • encourage the broader Victorian community to take part in events that further learning, understanding and respect for different cultures and traditions.

Funding available

The program offers grants of up to $50,000 to support activities that promote and foster social cohesion.

Over $1 million will be available through the Regional Multicultural Festivals and Events Fund. This fund supports multicultural community organisations to deliver events across regional Victoria.

There are 3 funding streams:

  • small – up to $5,000
  • medium – between $5,001 and $15,000
  • large – between $15,001 and $50,000


Round 1 applications have closed. Round 2 applications will open in September 2024.

Successful recipients must hold events:

  • between 1 July 2024 and 31 December 2024 for round 1 recipients
  • between 1 January 2025 and 30 June 2025 for round 2 recipients

Program guidelines

Read or download the full program guidelines