NEW GRANTS TO IMPROVE MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY FACILITIES IN THE MILL PARK, AND THOMASTOWN ELECTORATE

Communities in the Mill Park, and Thomastown electorate will be able to build new community facilities and improve existing spaces thanks to a new round of grants from the Andrews Labor Government.

The 2018-19 Multicultural Community Infrastructure Fund will provide $9.5 million towards improving and establishing facilities that support culturally diverse Victorians to participate and contribute to society while remaining connected to their cultural heritage and traditions.

Applications are open and communities are invited to apply for projects that build new facilities, improve or restore existing infrastructure, or increase security or accessibility for communities.

Community groups, organisations and associations in the Mill Park electorate are encouraged to apply for funding that support projects commencing in the 2018-19 financial year.

Applications and expressions of interest can be submitted at any time allowing organisations to undertake sufficient planning of their projects.

For more information on the 2018-19 Multicultural Community Infrastructure Fund, go to www.multicultural.vic.gov.au/grants, contact community.grants@dpc.vic.gov.au or call the Department of Premier and Cabinet on 1300 366 356.

Quotes attributable to Lily D’Ambrosio MP for Mill Park

 “The Multicultural Community Infrastructure Fund fosters diversity in the Mill Park electorate by providing and improving community spaces and increasing access for residents.”

Quotes attributable to Bronwyn Halfpenny MP for Thomastown

“We’re promoting an inclusive society in the Thomastown electorate for all people in our community to preserve and share their culture, and have spaces that they can make their own.”