Important update: As you are aware, the Australian Government has announced a number of safety measures to restrict public gatherings and events to protect the Australian community from the spread of COVID-19.

In view of the current COVID-19 gatherings and social distancing restrictions still in place, and in order to continue safeguarding our community as our top priority, Multicultural Affairs will not be funding 2020-21 Celebrate Together applications for events between 1 July 2020 and 30 September 2020.

Recently, the South Australian Government released its Roadmap for Easing COVID-19 Restrictions. With the further easing of restrictions from 29 June 2020, Multicultural Affairs will be considering how it might support Celebrate Together applications for events held after 1 October 2020, in line with the latest SA Health advice and COVID-19 restrictions and responsibilities for activities and gatherings.

Multicultural Affairs will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated as more information becomes available.

The Celebrate Together Grants provide one-off funding to eligible multicultural organisations to host festivals and events that celebrate cultural diversity.

The Celebrate Together Grants 2020-21 Small Grants (Round 2) of up to $5000 are currently open.

This second round is for events between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2021.

Multicultural Affairs will accept one application for each round of the Celebrate Together Grants per multicultural organisation per year.

Key multicultural service providers, who have a direct responsibility working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, can apply up to two times per round as a lead agency in partnership with one or more multicultural community organisations.

How to apply

Check your organisation is eligible to apply by reading the Funding Guidelines. If you are unsure, please contact the Multicultural Grants Team on 1300 239 468.

Please read the documents below before submitting an application.

2020-21 Funding Guidelines (PDF, 237.2 KB)

Frequently Asked Questions

Apply for a grant online

Complete and submit your application using the applications portal by 5pm, 30 September 2020. Emailed applications or late applications will not be accepted.

How to use the online Applications Portal (PDF, 254.6 KB)

Planning documents

SA Health COVID-Safe Plan or COVID Management Plan

You can download the following templates created by Multicultural Affairs to help your organisation plan your festival or event.

Project Plan (DOCX, 28.8 KB)

Communications Action Plan (DOCX, 29.9 KB)

Risk Management Plan (DOCX, 29.4 KB)

Past recipients

View grant recipients for 2019-20.

Contact us

For more information contact the grants team on 1300 239 468 or email