Applications open for Harmony Day celebrations

Moreton Bay Regional Council is offering community groups grants of up to $1,000 to help celebrate Harmony Day 2018 and the region’s rich cultural diversity.

 

Mayor Allan Sutherland said grant applications would be open for two months from December 1 to February 1 for eligible community groups and organisations to apply for assistance for Harmony Day events, workshops and activities.

 

“We’re offering community grants of up to $1,000 for local groups and organisations who want to join in the 2018 Harmony Day celebrations on March 21,” Mayor Sutherland said.

 

“Last year, community groups from across the region hosted an impressive range of activities, from cross-cultural sports days and West African music workshops to cultural dance shows and a community barbecue.

 

Mayor Sutherland said with one in every five residents born overseas, representing more than 170 nationalities and speaking 140 different languages, Harmony Day was a great chance to celebrate the Moreton Bay Region’s rich cultural diversity.

 

“Our region is one of the fastest growing and culturally diverse areas in Australia, and I look forward to seeing the wide range of activities put forward for grant funding.

 

“Harmony Day is a great opportunity for us to recognise and celebrate our different cultural backgrounds and drive home the message that ‘everybody belongs’ in Moreton Bay.”

 

Grant applications for Harmony Day will be open to eligible community groups and organisations from December 1 to February 1.

 

To apply, or for more information, visit https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/grants/

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