Recipients of the 2015-2016 Celebrating Multicultural Queensland Grants Program have been announced. Member for Hinchinbrook, Andrew Cripps has welcomed news that two organisations in the Hinchinbrook Electorate have been successful and will receive funding
The Australian Italian Festival Assoc Inc will receive $10,000 to assist with the hosting of the Australian Italian Festival in Ingham and the Tully Support Centre will receive $24,000 to undertake the “Culture of Feasting” project in Tully.
The Multicultural Queensland Grants Program provides funding to organisations to assist with events and projects that celebrate and promote multiculturalism in Queensland. These initiatives also increase community awareness of the benefits of multiculturalism, foster community cohesion and support equal access to opportunities by people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
“I would like to congratulate the Australian Italian Festival Committee and the Tully Support Centre on securing these funds to assist with their projects,” Mr Cripps said.
A diverse range of people call Queensland home, with many languages, religious beliefs and cultures being represented throughout the state. Events and projects which are supported by the Multicultural Queensland Grants Program help bring everyone together.
“I urge everyone to support these initiatives and celebrate the culture and traditions which are an important part of our community, especially in the Hinchinbrook electorate,” said Mr Cripps.