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

Please refer to the latest SA Health advice and COVID-19 restrictions and responsibilities for activities and gatherings. Note the Department of the Premier and Cabinet reserves the right to change its decision should the Emergency Management Public Activities (COVID-19) Direction and SA Health advice change.

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 2021-22 will be awarded through two funding rounds.

There are two categories under the Celebrate Together Grants:

  • Large Grants from $5,001 to $30,000 are available to eligible multicultural organisations for festivals and events to be delivered within 12-months, commencing July 2021. There are matched funding requirements for applicants requesting Large Grants.
  • Small Grants of up to $5,000. The first round will be for events held between 1 July 2021 and 31 December 2021. The second round will be for events held between 1 January 2022 and 30 June 2022.

Multicultural Affairs will only accept one application for each round of the Celebrate Together Grants, per 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.

Applications for Large Grants and Small Grants (Round 1) are closed.

Applications for Small Grants (Round 2) are now open and close 30 September 2021 at 5pm.

How to apply

  1. Check your organisation is eligible to apply. If you are unsure, please contact the Multicultural Grants Team on 1300 239 468.
  2. Read these documents:
  3. Apply for a grant online

Complete and submit your application by 5pm, 30 September 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.

How to use the online Applications Portal

Planning documents

SA Health COVID-Safe Plan or COVID Management Plan

COVID Management Plan Assessment Framework (PDF, 341.6KB)

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.

Contact us

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