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Department of Premier and Cabinet

Multicultural Grants Program

A team of multicultural soccer players

As part of Tasmania’s Population Growth Strategy the Tasmanian Government created the Multicultural Grants Program aimed at assisting migrants to settle and feel welcome in Tasmania. The Tasmanian Government aims to:

  • build the capacity of ethnic community organisations to deliver positive outcomes for community members, including civic and community participation;
  • assist migrants to feel welcome and part of the community;
  • support the establishment and growth of migrant-led social enterprises; and
    support projects that foster cross-cultural understanding and engagement.

The Tasmanian Government has allocated $100,000 for the 2017 Multicultural Grants Program. The Grants Program is coordinated by Communities, Sport and Recreation (CSR) in the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC).


Grants of up to $20,000 are available to support:

  • activities that increase capacity within ethnic communities and multicultural networks to self-manage and engage in community life;
  • projects that facilitate access and use of community facilities and increase participation of new migrants in sport, recreation and social clubs within the community;
  • projects that build cross-cultural awareness in the community and business sector; and
  • projects that promote integration of new migrants into communities and build ongoing inter-cultural and inter-faith relations and supports.

Grants of up to $20,000 are also available to support:

  • projects that support the establishment and growth of migrant – led social enterprises. (For grants of more than $5,000 applicants are required to indicate in their application that they have obtained advice through Enterprise Centres Tasmania or an alternative business advisory support service to assist in developing an establishment or growth plan).

Grants of up to $5,000 are also available to for::

  • projects that showcase the vibrancy of multiculturalism through festivals and/or events that encourage the participation of the whole community.

Grants of up to $3,000 are also available to support:

  • community language schools run by not-for profit organisations. A community language is defined as one used on a day to day basis by members of cultural-linguistic groups resident in Tasmania to communicate with family members and within their own community. Classes should be open to all students, irrespective of their linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Application Form


The Multicultural Grants Program closes at 5 pm on 3 February 2017.

Successful Grant applicants 2016

The complete list of successful applicants for the Multicultural Grants Program 2016 may be viewed by downloading the following documents: 

For further information, please contact Communities, Sport and Recreation by email at or phone on 1800 204 224