More money for multicultural programs

FOURTEEN organisations have made successful applications to the 2017 Multicultural Grants Program run by the Tasmanian Government.

Among the projects to secure funding was the Hazra Community of Southern Tasmania, which received a $10,000 grant towards its Hazara Community Cultural Club.

The Multicultural Grants Program is one of the actions in the Population Growth Strategy that aims to attract more people to Tasmania through job creation, migration and ensuring the state is recognised as a vibrant and welcoming community.

The Speaker of the House of Assembly and Liberal Member for Denison, Elise Archer, said the Glenorchy area would be one of the program’s greatest beneficiaries.

“The city of Glenorchy is one of the most culturally diverse local government areas in Tasmania,” she said.

“In West Moonah alone, 17.8 per cent of people speak a language other than English in the home compared to 4.5 per cent across the state.

“Grants likes these only enhance the city’s reputation as a welcoming place to raise a family, work and do business, regardless of where you were born.”

The 2017 program attracted a total of 24 applications requesting more than $200,000.

Anyone wanting to find out more about the next round of grants can visit Ms Archer’s Moonah electorate office or phone 6212 2210.

Caption: Premier Will Hodgman, Hazara Community of Southern Tasmania president Amin Safa and Elise Archer MP.

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