Gurmesh Singh MP


Funding is available for festivals and events that help bring people together to celebrate our State’s cultural diversity through the NSW Government’s Stronger Together Festival and Event Grants Program.

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said local groups and community organisations can apply for a share of $500,000 through the program to host celebrations in 2023.

“This is a great opportunity to get out and about and experience the vibrant cultures that make NSW one of the world’s most successful multicultural states,” Mr Singh said.

“If you’re organising a festival or event for next year, now is the time to partner with the Government so we can continue to support the wonderful celebrations that take place in our communities.”

Minister for Multiculturalism Mark Coure said this funding is in addition to the more than $1 million the NSW Government has already invested in cultural events and festivals this year.

“These celebrations bring the colour and vibrancy of cultures across the world to our local communities,” Mr Coure said.

“Most importantly, they serve to break down barriers between people by fostering mutual respect and understanding.”

The Stronger Together Festival and Events Grants provide between $5,000 and $15,000 towards the running of celebrations held between 1 February 2023 and 30 June 2023.

The grants program is currently open. Applications close at 3pm, Friday 28 October, with outcomes announced in early December.

For further information about the grants, visit