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

There are two categories of grants under the Celebrate Together Grants:

  • Large Grants from $5001 to $30 000 are available to eligible multicultural organisations for festivals and events to be delivered within 12 months, commencing in July 2020. There are matched funding requirements for applicants requesting Large Grants. Large Grants applications that are not successful may also be considered for Small Grants.
  • Small Grants are valued up to $5000. The first round will be for events held between 1 July 2020 and 31 December 2020 and the second round will be for events held between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2021.

Multicultural Affairs will 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 now closed.

Applicants are expected to be notified in June 2020.

Applications for Small Grants (Round 2) will open on 3 August 2020 and close on 30 September 2020 at 5pm.

More information

2020-21 Funding Guidelines (PDF, 607.2 KB)

Frequently Asked Questions

View grant recipients for 2019-20.

Planning documents

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, 28.9 KB)

Contact us

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