Multicultural grants


The multicultural grants stream provides funding for projects that contribute to positive wellbeing and resilience for multicultural communities. Projects that encourage and support new and established migrant communities to stay connected and support one another in the face of challenges are particularly encouraged.

Key dates

It is expected that the multicultural grants round will open mid-April.

Funding available

Multicultural grants of up to $5,000 each.

Past recipients

A list of successful applicants and their projects for earlier rounds, can be found on the Successful Multicultural Grants page.


Inner West Council grants guidelines


The objectives of the multicultural grants is to:

  • Strengthen wellbeing and resilience of multicultural communities
  • Encourage community collaborations and partnerships
  • Build on community strengths and capabilities
  • Encourage community connection between groups who may not usually interact/cross paths

Assessment criteria

  • Ability to strengthen wellbeing and resilience for multicultural communities
  • Ability to strengthen community collaboration, connection and partnerships
  • Capacity to plan and deliver a well‐planned project
  • Realistic budget, including all sources of project income and quotes where relevant.

Brief eligibility criteria

Inner West Council provides grants for projects that have not yet commenced, and in limited cases people who have not yet acquitted a previous grant may be eligible to apply again. In addition:

  • Council does fund Parents and Citizen organisations but does not fund projects for schools.
  • Council only provides support for capital projects in the Environment grant stream, and Council does not provide support for interstate or overseas travel.
  • Council does not fund political parties or their activities.

Application support

Applicants are encouraged to speak with a Council officer on (02) 9392 5279 before applying. One-on-one support is available to provide grant applicants with advice on your project ideas.

How to apply

Council uses SmartyGrants administration software to manage its grants program. Applications must be submitted via the Inner West Council SmartyGrants webpage. Applications must meet the eligibility requirements and no late applications will be accepted. Hard copy applications are not accepted.


For grant enquiries please contact Community Project Officer - Multicultural on (02) 9392 5215 or

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Page last updated: 15 Feb 2024