Diversity and Social Cohesion

Programs currently funded under the Strengthening Communities Activity, including Diversity and Social Cohesion grants, will be replaced by three new grants programs as part of the Strong and Resilient Communities grants from 1 April 2018.

Not for profit organisations often have great ideas to address issues of cultural, racial and religious intolerance, but sometimes need additional resources to turn their plans into reality. Diversity and Social Cohesion (DSC) grants provide funding to help these organisations develop their own projects to help build stronger community relations.

DSC grants provide funds of up to $100 000 annually for up to three years, for community groups and organisations to deliver projects that address social cohesion issues.  The government believes that strong social cohesion is best achieved by projects that bring all Australians together and in particular create connections across the community.

Organisations currently funded under Diversity and Social Cohesion grants are listed on the DSS Grants Service Directory. You can search the directory by program name, state/territory, region or postcode, or a combination of these.

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