MIL-OSI Australia: Funding support for vulnerable and multicultural communities


Source: New South Wales Government 2

Headline: Funding support for vulnerable and multicultural communities

Published: 29 Sep 2021

Grassroots organisations will be better resourced to help people from vulnerable and multicultural communities, with access to a share of $3.6 million in funding.

The funding enables grassroots community groups to provide immediate and essential services.

These include:

  • food and school products
  • domestic and family violence support
  • support for people experiencing social isolation
  • wellbeing checks to vulnerable people, and 
  • community activities such as youth groups

Multiculturalism Minister Natalie Ward said the NSW Government has responded urgently to support those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic and the funding will support communities across NSW’s 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.” Mrs Ward said.
Not for profit non-Government organisations must be currently located in, or service communities in NSW to be eligible for the funding. Applications close at 11am on Monday, 11 October. 

Find out more about the Empowering and Supporting Local Communities Grants Program