Harmony Gala Dinner

Young and District Multicultural Association have been successful in receiving funding of $5,000 to host their ‘2nd YADMA Harmony Gala Dinner’ thanks to more than $1 million in grant funding awarded by the NSW Government through the Stronger Together Festival and Events Grants program.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said Young and District Multicultural Association were among 122 to successfully receive a share of the funding to host local events and festivals.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the Hilltops community to come together to enjoy cross-cultural diversity,” Ms Cookesaid.

“It is important to celebrate and share our cultural traditions, bringing people together and breaking down barriers.”

Josie Johnson president of the Young and District Multicultural Association said this funding will enable us to plan for and facilitate the event.

“We are looking forward to this community event and look forward to it being a very successful dinner for the Hilltops Region,” Ms Johnson said.

Minister for Multiculturalism Mark Coure said the grants program had been boosted from $500,000 to $1 million thanks to the 2022-23 NSW Budget.

“Through the Stronger Together Festivals Grants program, the NSW Liberals and Nationals have funded 283 community organisations with $2,098,329 to host events and festivals in their local areas,” Mr Coure said.

“This is one of the great things about our diversity here in NSW; you don’t need to travel overseas to experience the colour and vibrancy of other cultures, you can do it right here at home.”

The Stronger Together Festival and Events Grants program provides funding from $5,000 to $15,000 for celebrations to be held between 1 February and 30 June 2023.

For more information about the Stronger Together Festival and Events Grants program, visit www.multicultural.nsw.gov.au

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