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Multicultural affairs

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

​​Fostering Integration Grants program

The Fostering Integration Grants program facilitates the participation, integration and social cohesion of both recently arrived migrants and multicultural communities in Australia by:

  • encouraging the social and economic participation of migrants by developing skills and cultural competencies to integrate into Australian social, economic and civil life, and build community resilience
  • promoting and encouraging the uptake of Australian values and liberal democracy and amplifying the value of Australian citizenship
  • promoting a greater understanding and acceptance of racial, religious and cultural diversity
  • addressing issues in Australian communities that show potential for, or early signs of, low social integration.​​​​

Fostering Integration Grants 2022 R​ound

The latest round of the Fostering Integration Grants program is open for applications from 3 May 2022 until AEST 9:00pm 14 June 2022.

Grants of between $15,000 and $100,000 will be available for integration and capacity building projects, including community events such as festivals.

Grants of between $20,000 and $100,000 will be available to support projects that enhance existing community spaces and amenities through fit out, upgrades or extensions.

Grant Opportunity Guidelines and information for eligible organisations to apply is available on the Australian Government's grant information system​.