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Multicultural affairs

Learn how we continue to sustain our national unity in cultural diversity

Community Languages Multicultural Grants Program

The Community Languages Multicultural Grants Program provides funding to eligible community language schools to help students learn and use another language and connect young Australians to languages and cultures of their ancestors.

Community language schools have an important role in building strong communities and social cohesion through language tuition and cultural understanding.

The Community Language Multicultural Grants Program aims to:

  • support the maintenance, development and acquisition of languages other than English
  • connect young Australians to the languages and cultures of their community
  • improve cross-cultural awareness and respect for cultural diversity

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Community Languages Multicultural Grants

The program comprises two discrete streams:

Stream 1: Per-capita funding

Per capita grant to help cover school operating costs. All eligible community language schools receive funding based on eligible student numbers.

In 2020, 356 community language schools were awarded a grant under Stream One. See: https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/alantudge/Pages/community-language-grants.aspx

Stream 2: Project funding

Eligible community language schools can receive up to $25,000 for a project grant to develop resources or training to benefit the community language sector more broadly.

In 2021, 41 community language schools were awarded a grant under Stream Two.