The enhanced Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity Grants Program has officially launched and I encourage the Heathcote community to apply for a grant.

The NSW Government is investing more money into multicultural festivals and events that celebrate our local communities and bring us together.

One of the best ways to celebrate our diversity, experience new cultures and forge new connections is to attend the many festivals and events held in our local community.

Applications are now open for up to $10,000 to support our local festivals and events and I encourage all eligible community organisations to apply.

We are injecting an additional $290,000 in grants funding to support multicultural communities thrive and to ensure every person in NSW can fully participate in our society.

Last financial year, we supported more than 160 unique multicultural festivals, projects and events in our State.

Celebrating Diversity event grants are now open and will close 5pm Friday, 28 September 2018.

For more information about the Multicultural NSW Grants Program, and to apply for the events stream see: https://multicultural.nsw.gov.au/grants/about_grant_timetable/