Sponsorship Grants | CRC


The purpose of the Sponsorship Grants category is to support events and activities that foster community cohesion and promote the benefits of a multicultural society.  It provides public support by the New South Wales Government to multiculturalism and the value of cultural diversity.

Applications are not sought through public advertisement outside the Commission’s website.

Priority areas for Sponsorship Grants

Projects supported under this category are:

  • the hosting of seminars and conferences
  • multicultural, inter-community and inter-faith forums
  • local festivals and major cultural events such as exhibitions and concerts
  • teaching craft skills to target groups from culturally diverse backgrounds.


The sponsorship fund provided by the Commission is a nominal amount, typically in the order of $1,000 to $2,000, to indicate support of the activity by the Commission. It is not provided to facilitate the financial viability of the event.

The Commission will accept applications for Sponsorship Grants all year round for consideration and approval at its monthly meetings. It will also introduce a risk management approach to grants of $1,000 or less aimed at making the auditing and administrative requirements more efficient and cost effective for both the recipient and the Commission.

Grant Application Information Sessions | CRC

Picture1UPDATE: Additional grant application information sessions are now available in Wollongong, Newcastle and Blacktown.

A new round of CRC Community Inclusion grants opened on 11February 2014 and close on 14 March 2014.

The grants are for up to $20,000 for projects with a particular focus on mentoring and on inter-cultural activities and inter-faith activities that bring diverse groups of people together.

In addition, in this round of grants, the Commission is also keen to receive applications that assist smaller communities through projects that strengthen community infrastructures and cultural initiatives.

To assist the community to understand the guidelines and the process to submit their application information sessions will be held, and now an additional 3 will be held in Wollongong, Newcastle and Blacktown. Details are provided below.

RSVP is essential. Light refreshments will be served, please RSVP Shabnam Tavakol by phone on 02 8255 6781 or email shabnam.tavakol@crc.nsw.gov.au.

Community Inclusion Grant Information Sessions




Tuesday, 18 February 6 – 8pm Arab Council Australia

Level 1, 194 Stacey Street, Bankstown

Thursday, 20 February 6 – 8pm Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre

Ground Floor, 108 Moore Street, Liverpool

Wednesday, 26 February 10 – 12pm Blacktown City Council

Level 5, Narimba Room

62 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown

Monday, 24 February 10 – 12pm Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra

117 Corrimal Street, Wollongong

Tuesday, 25 February 6 – 8pm The Ethnic Communities Council at John Gebhardt Multicultural Community Centre

2A Platt Street, Waratah (Opposite Waratah Railway Station in Waratah Park)

Information on the grants program is also being provided through the Commission’s Regional Advisory Councils.

The Commission acknowledges the assistance of the above organisations for providing facilities for the information sessions.