The Expand Together Grants are administered by Multicultural Affairs within the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC).

The grants provide one-off funding to eligible multicultural organisations to expand their capacity by upgrading community facilities or purchasing equipment to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

The Expand Together Grants aim to ensure there are necessary facilities and equipment for community members to come together, access the services and programs they need, and connect with the wider local community network.

Expand Together Grants of up to $100,000 are available to multicultural organisations for projects to be delivered over the next 12 months.

There are matched funding requirements for applicants requesting more than $50,000.

There will be 2 rounds of Expand Together. Round 1 projects start in July 2023. Round 2 projects start in February 2024.

Applications for round 1 open on 17 October 2022 and close on 15 January 2023 at 11pm.

Applications for round 2 open on 1 June 2023 and close on 30 August 2023 at 11pm.

How to apply

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

Please read the documents below before submitting an application.

2023–24 Funding Guidelines (PDF, 2.8 MB)

Frequently Asked Questions

Apply for a grant online

Complete and submit your application by 11pm, Sunday 15 January 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.

Go to the Smarty Grants applications portal.

How to use the applications portal (PDF, 254.6 KB)

Planning documents

You can download the project plan template created by Multicultural Affairs to help your organisation plan your project.

Project Plan (DOCX, 29.8 KB)

Past recipients

View past grant recipients

Contact us

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