Multicultural funding

Funding for multicultural experiences and groups to enliven the community.

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Community Grants Program

Providing funding to empower culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities in Western Australia to design, deliver and partner on projects that address their needs.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) offers grant funding through its Community Grants Program (CGP) with a total annual budget of $500,000.

The program supports CaLD community-led activities that:

  • celebrate and promote WA's cultural diversity
  • build the capacity of individuals, families and communities to contribute to the civic and economic life of the State
  • improve the accessibility and effectiveness of services.

Available for

  • Community organisations

Categories and amounts

  • ​Festivals (Up to $5000)
  • ​Community Capacity Building (Up to $5000)
  • ​Strategic Projects (​Grants over $30,000 and up to $50,000)
  • ​Strategic Projects (Up to $30,000)

Harmony Week grants

Funding of $2000 is available for diversity and inclusion activities to celebrate Harmony Week 2021.

Activities with a focus on culture and arts and sport and active recreation are encouraged.

Culture and arts activities must involve a professional artist or arts practitioner working with the community to design and deliver the activity.

Sport and active recreation activities must involve the community participating in a primary activity requiring physical exertion and/or physical skill.

Funding round is now closed.

Available for

  • Community organisations
  • Regional organisations

Categories and amounts

India COVID-19 Crisis Relief Funding

The State Government has allocated $2 million in relief funding to support those directly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in India.

India is currently in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Government is allocating $2 million in relief funding to support those directly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in India. The fund complements initiatives already being delivered by Western Australian Indian organisations including the provision and installation of oxygen concentrates in hospitals, the sourcing and provision of ventilators, and grants to those vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the Indian community. 

Western Australians can also make donations to Sewa International Australia, a registered not-for-profit organisation that has a presence in India, which is also raising funds for the COVID-19 plight in India.

Available for

  • Community organisations

Categories and amounts


KidSport enables Western Australian children to participate in community sport and recreation.

KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5 to 18 years to participate in community sport by offering them financial assistance of up to $150 per calendar year towards club fees. In 2021, all eligible children will be able to access two KidSport vouchers with the second becoming available from 1 July 2021.

Available for

  • Individuals

Categories and amounts

  • KidSport application ($150)

Targeted Participation Program

The Targeted Participation Program (TPP) provides funding for organisations to promote participation and active engagement of Western Australian communities in sport and active recreation.

The focus is on evidence-based low participation groups. The targeted populations are:

  • disengaged youth
  • Aboriginal
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD)
  • people with disability
  • seniors (60+)
  • insufficiently active
  • adolescent girls (12 to 17)
  • low socio-economic.
The department and Healthway are seeking applications for co-designed projects that create quality, affordable sport and active recreation opportunities with a focus on engaging low participation groups.

Projects are required to increase participation in physical activity and ensure participation pathways into community sport or active recreation either by:

  • piloting an innovative targeted concept; or 
  • expanding an evidence-based program.
Please contact the department to discuss any potential projects.

Available for

  • Community organisations
  • Local governments
  • State Sporting Associations

Categories and amounts

  • Category two (up to $50,000)
  • Category one ($50,001 to $150,000)
Page reviewed 15 July 2021