Greek community groups awarded funding to hold festivals in NSW


The New South Wales Government announced on Tuesday the 81 community organisations across the state that were successful participants of the Multicultural NSW Stronger Together Festival and Event Grant program.  

These community organisations will share in more than $630,000 to host grassroots festivals and events over the next eight months. The Festival and Event Grants program invests in communities and celebrates cultural diversity across NSW.

This round of the program will see organisations such as Dubbo’s ORISCON, the Albury Wodonga Ethnic Communities Council and Mt Druitt’s St Mary’s Ethiopian Women’s Association hold festivals and events that engage with a broad range of communities. 

Greek dancing performances at Greek Street Fair Burwood organised by The Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of Burwood and District in 2022.
Greek dancing performances at Greek Street Fair Burwood 2022.

Two Greek groups – the Cyprus Community NSW Ltd and The Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of Burwood and District Saint Nectarios Limited – will also have a share in the funding.

The Festival and Events Grants range from $5,000 to $15,000. 

“From the Tweed in the North, South to Albury and West past Dubbo, we’re investing in grassroots festivals and events to help locals celebrate and share their culture,” the NSW Minister for Multiculturalism, Steve Kamper, said. 

“It doesn’t matter where you live or visit in NSW, there’s an opportunity to enjoy the many vibrant cultures of the diverse people that make up this great state.” 

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