Funding for multicultural organisations in Strathfield

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Duty MLC for Strathfield, the Hon Scott Farlow has  announced that $19,400 has been awarded to a number of local multicultural organisations for upcoming festivals and events in the Strathfield electorate.

Farlow said the festivals and events are supported by the Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity Events grants program.

“The electorate of Strathfield is one of the most diverse in New South Wales, with 55.6% of Strathfield residents having been born overseas, making it the second highest for persons born overseas in New South Wales,”  Farlow said.

 “A number of outstanding local festivals and events which promote inclusion, and is welcoming of every member of our community will be held throughout the coming year,” he said.

 “The local community has the opportunity to enjoy these wonderful events which brings us together and promotes harmony from the ground up.”

 “The Chinese Australian Services Society, Burwood Council and the Multicultural Seniors Association are among the organisations receiving a share of the over $230,000 in funding”

 Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams announced the funding for 76 community festivals and events across NSW.

 “I congratulate all the volunteers and community organisations who work tirelessly to deliver multicultural festivals and events each and every weekend across NSW,” Mr Williams said.

 “Our festivals and events bring communities closer together and showcase the successes of our rich multicultural society.

 “The NSW Government is proud to support multicultural festivals and events across every corner of our State.”


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