Saturday, October 23, 2021

Victoria gives $2.7 mn grant for food support to multicultural communities

The Victorian Government is ensuring culturally diverse Victorians doing it tough can still put food on the table by helping more multicultural organisations provide crucial food relief to communities during the pandemic.
Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence today announced the opening of $2.7 million in grants through the Priority Response to Multicultural Communities during Coronavirus program.
Applications are open to organisations providing emergency food relief to ensure culturally appropriate food and essential goods continue to reach Victoria’s multicultural and faith communities.
Almost $23 million has already been invested through the program since it began in August last year, which has to date provided support to more than 500,000 Victorians.
Earlier this month the Government announced a $6 million Food Relief Financial Reserve to ensure Victoriansfacing financial stress can continue to access healthy food and a $7.2 million boost to the CALD Communities Taskforce to provide tailored support, promote vaccine uptake and deliver more emergency food relief to diverse communities.
Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis. Early applications are highly encouraged. To apply, visit vic.gov.au/priority-response-multicultural-communities-during-coronavirus-covid-19.
Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence said,” “We’re helping put culturally appropriate food on the table for Victorians in need – because no Victorian should go
hungry in this pandemic.”
“Victoria’s multicultural organisations have done a great job supporting their communities through this pandemic, and we are ensuring this important work continues.”

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