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$300,000 worth of multicultural project grants up for grabs Community groups and other organisations in Gladstone can now apply for a share of up to $300,000 in multicultural project grants. Member for Gladstone, Glenn Butcher is encouraging eligible not-for-profit organisations, community groups and local councils to apply for a multicultural project grant under the second round of the Celebrating Multicultural Queensland grants program. “Community groups, councils and other organisations have a chance to make a real difference in Gladstone thanks to these grants,” Mr Butcher said. “There are organisations already doing great work in Gladstone to promote inclusion and diversity and these grants give them a chance to develop new projects that will benefit the local community.” Minister for Multicultural Affairs Stirling Hinchliffe said: “As Queensland’s Minister for Multicultural Affairs, I’m pleased to announce applications are now open for this new round of multicultural project grants. “I want to encourage community groups to submit project proposals that build inclusive communities and work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds to ensure access and opportunities for all. “This funding round will provide support for projects that help engage communities to work together locally to build inclusion, participation and cohesion. “I’m really proud to be part of a government that is committed to promoting Queensland’s multiculturalism and ensuring this is a safe, caring, harmonious, and inclusive society for everyone.” One-off funding of up to $25,000 is available for approved projects to be delivered from 1 July 2018. Mr Hinchliffe said applications can be submitted in hard copy or online via no later than Friday, 9 March 2018. The latest funding round is part of the $1 million Celebrating Multicultural Queensland grants budget in 2017–18 to support events and projects that celebrate Queensland’s multiculturalism.

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