VIC Multicultural seniors grants awarded

The Victorian Government is helping seniors from culturally diverse backgrounds get involved and stay active in their communities.


Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley announced 54 Culturally And Linguistically Diverse (CALD) seniors grants, worth more than $300,000.


The grants of up to $10,000 will go to community and multicultural organisations across the state to support people at risk of isolation.


They will fund a wide range of activities including transport assistance, outings, English classes, fitness classes, and cultural celebrations with traditional dance and music.


The grants also focus on improving communication links for people at risk of isolation, such as teaching them how to use Facebook and set up social media groups.


The one-year grants are going to organisations representing 50 different cultural groups across the state, ranging from the Cook Islands to India, Serbia and the Horn of Africa.


The funded organisations will be supported by the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria to get their projects running.


See the Victorian Multicultural Commission's allocated grants at


28 June 2017.