Social Inclusion and Participation Grants - Still time to apply

Capacity Building and Participation Grants Program (CBP)

The $6.4 million program will boost participation, inclusion and contribution of priority groups – including regional communities, refugees and asylum seekers, young people, women and seniors – and is on top of $1.2 million to build capacity and boost participation in African and Pacific Island communities.

The CBP funds new and existing initiatives in culturally diverse and faith-based communities that seek to:

  • reduce family violence and all forms of violence against women
  • empower Victorians of African and Pacific Island backgrounds, particularly young people, to lead projects of change
  • remove social and economic barriers by better connecting communities with mainstream services
  • strengthen the capacity of local organisations to better engage and support the people they represent
  • remove social and economic barriers for young people.

The 2018-19 funding round will be open until 4 June 2018, for projects commencing in the 2018-19 financial year.

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