Multicultural youth sport funds grant opens

Multicultural youth in Australia can look forward to new sporting opportunities with the opening of the third round of the Multicultural Youth Sports Partnership Program.

Australian Sports Commission photo
Australian Sports Commission photo

Minister for Sport and Multicultural Affairs Kate Lundy saud the Multicultural Youth Sports Partnership Program provides grants to organisations from amounts of $5,000 to $50,000 to help youth from new and emerging communities and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to participate in sport within their local communities.

‘Sport is an important part of Australian culture, and as a government we want to help local sporting organisations better connect with new and emerging communities,’ Senator Lundy said.

‘Through this program we are helping refugees and new migrants to better understand Australian culture through sport.’

Senator Lundy recently joined members of the Sunshine Heights Cricket Club in Melbourne to see how the Club is using the Multicultural Youth Sports Partnership funding they received last year to help deliver their ‘We Don’t Like Cricket – We Love it!’ program.

‘The ‘We Don’t Like Cricket – We Love it!’ program provides great opportunities for local refugee children to participate in weekly cricketing activities in a safe and supporting environment,’ Senator Lundy said.

Applications are now open for the next round of Multicultural Youth Sports Partnership program. Applications close on 2 May 2013 and successful applicants will be announced in July 2013.

For more information about the grants, visit the Australian Sports Commission website.