The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Council of Australia (FECCA) is inviting multicultural community groups to apply for funding to conduct their own communication activity on COVID-19 aimed at keeping their communities safe.
FECCA is working with the Federal Government and other organisations to fund Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) groups to provide important COVID-19 health messages to their communities.
Under a Commonwealth-funded Small Grants Fund, FECCA will work with CALD community groups to assist them in delivering critical health information and advice on the coronavirus pandemic and vaccination rollout.
FECCA Chief Executive Officer, Mohammad Al-Khafaji, said the program will support culturally appropriate and relevant information on COVID-19 and the vaccination delivery.
“The most effective way to deliver these important messages, is a community led response. We must support and equip them,” Mr Al-Khafaji said.
“The funding program will deliver grants for community groups to undertake and lead targeted communication activities on COVID at the grass roots level.”
The Small Grants program aims to achieve the following:
- Foster community involvement and participation;
- Overcome barriers to accessing information on COVID 19 and the vaccination program;
- Provide opportunities for the community to identify local issues and respond to them;
- Encourage communities that have a hesitancy about the vaccines; and
- Encourage partnerships among community organisations in this space.
Multicultural communities are invited to apply for grants of up to $5,000. Further information can be found at www.fecca.org.au/smallgrants.