‘Fostering Integration Grants to help migrants succeed’

The Minister’s article reads as follows:

‘Not-for-profit organisations will be able to help migrants better integrate into Australian life, with applications or the Commonwealth Government’s $5 million Fostering Integration Grant Program now open.

The grants program will support the delivery of one-off projects and new or expanded initiatives that encourage economic and social participation of new arrivals, including activities that promote employment and participation in the broader community.

Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs David Coleman said the grants will assist migrants to integrate into life in Australia, with a focus on supporting women, young people and migrants in regional areas.

“Integration and social cohesion are critical to Australia’s success – ensuring new arrivals share Australian values, contribute to our economic prosperity and participate fully in our society,” Mr Coleman said.

“Our success as a country results from generations of migrants who effectively integrated and contributed to Australia.

“We want all migrants to succeed and make the most of the opportunities Australia has to offer, just as previous generations have done. We also want to maintain and build on our success as a cohesive society.

Mr Coleman said the grants will help not-for-profit organisations deliver programs and activities that give migrants the best chance of succeeding in Australia.

“Activities may include anything from helping migrants to undertake valuable work experience in order to succeed in the workforce or opportunities to practice English in their local community to helping migrants better understand Australian values and civics.”

Not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of between $10,000 and $50,000 for activities lasting up to 12 months. Applications close on 9 November 2018.

For more information and to apply for the Fostering Integration Grant Program, visit the Community Grants Hub website at www.communitygrants.gov.au

See: Index of Media Releases

URL: https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/davidcoleman/Pages/fostering-integration-grants-to-help-migrants-succeed.aspx

Last update: Tuesday, 18 September 2018′

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Sergio Zanotti Stagliorio is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1461003). He is the owner of Target Migration in Sydney. He can be reached at sergio@targetmigration.com.au

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