NEW FUND TO SHAPE VICTORIA’S CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

The Andrews Labor Government is funding new and improved cultural precincts to strengthen communities, attract visitors and support jobs.

Member for Monbulk, James Merlino MP, welcomed the opening of the 2017 Community Infrastructure and Cultural Precincts (CICP) program, which will help build, restore and enhance cultural spaces across Victoria.

The program promotes a greater use of community facilities and precincts by culturally-diverse communities, and encourages more people to participate in local activities.

The grants will improve access to services and ensure community precincts support a range of cultural and tourism activities.

The Labor Government will continue to promote an inclusive society where every Victorian is able to share their culture and traditions.

Community groups, organisations and associations are encouraged to apply for funding to support projects in the 2017/18 financial year.

For more information, visit multicultural.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP

“Every day, we’re making Victoria a state where everyone belongs. These grants will help more people share their culture, contribute to the community and feel accepted.”

“The grants will promote diversity by building and improving cultural precincts, ensuring all Victorians can enjoy our rich multicultural heritage.”

“I encourage organisations in Monbulk to apply for funding and look at how they can make a difference in their community.”

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