By Neeraj Nanda
MELBOURNE, 26 November: In a big boost to the Indian community in Victoria, the Andrews Labor Government today opened the $3 million Indian Community Infrastructure Fund, fulfilling a key election commitment.
The Fund is open to Victoria’s Indian communities so they can upgrade and enhance their temples, community centers, and other community facilities.
Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne says, “We’re delivering on a promise to help build and upgrade Indian community facilities.”
“Victoria is home to Australia’s largest Indian community – they have helped make Victoria one of the most successful multicultural places in the world.”
“These grants ensure Indian Victorians have a place to come together, celebrate culture and traditions and feel connected – these things are vital in a successful multicultural society.”
Indian not-for-profit organizations can apply for a grant between $10,000 to $100,000 for smaller-scale projects, or a large grant from $100,001 to $500,000 for larger new build projects.
A media release says, “The Fund ensures Indian Victorians have access to safe and functional facilities where they can participate in their
community, hold cultural activities and share their cultures with the wider Victorian community.”
For more information or to apply, visit vic.gov.au/Indian-community-infrastructure-fund.