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The Premier’s Fund for Social Cohesion is a small grants program that supports community-led events and activities that bring together people from diverse cultural backgrounds to discuss and celebrate diversity. It aims to build on the strengths of our multicultural society, develop stronger social cohesion and community resilience, particularly among young people (aged 12–25), and to inspire young people to stand up against the divisive forces of fear, hate and violence.

The Fund’s strategic priorities are to:

  • Encourage people to reflect on and celebrate the role of diversity in society
  • Promote intercultural and interfaith understanding, particularly among young people
  • Build positive cross-cultural networks
  • Empower people to speak about the value of diversity in society and to counter hateful and divisive messages

Who can apply?

The following organisations are eligible to apply for grants under the Premier’s Fund for Social Cohesion:

  • Schools* and school-affiliated Parents and Friends associations
  • Incorporated, community based non-government organisations

* Government organisations (including government schools) are ineligible to apply.

How to apply?

To apply, complete an online application, including a budget for the proposed event or activity and outline how it meets the overall aims of the grant program and at least one of its strategic priorities.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Closing date: 9 October 2017, 12.00pm

More information

Apply online

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