Gurmesh Singh MP


Coffs Coast multicultural and multifaith groups have until Friday, 13 October to apply for funding under Multicultural NSW’s Stronger Together Grants Program.

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the program enables successful organisations to access between $5,000 and $15,000 to help organise festivals which celebrate and enhance our cultural diversity.

“Community festivals truly bring our local area together, and by supporting grassroots organisations we are fostering an even greater sense of harmony and cultural diversity in our local community,” said Mr Singh, Shadow Minister for Tourism, Emergency Services and the North Coast.

“This program is also about supporting local businesses as thousands flock to festivals across NSW each year, stimulating local economic growth and productivity.”

Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism, Mark Coure, said the continuation of this successful program is thanks to the former NSW Coalition Government’s record investment over two years for our multicultural communities in the 2022-23 Budget.

“Many of our local communities are already home to wonderful and vibrant annual festivals and this funding will go a long way to support existing festivals and encouraging more to occur,” Mr Coure said.

The funding is available for community groups planning to deliver festivals and events between 1 March 2024 and 31 July 2024.

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