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Labor Government Boosts Multicultural Businesses with Grant Program

by  Africa Media Australia

In a move to bolster local economies and celebrate the vibrant diversity of communities, the Labor Government has rolled out a targeted grant program aimed at supporting multicultural businesses and traders. Spearheaded by Minister for Small Business, Natalie Suleyman, the initiative promises substantial support for businesses and projects that champion collaboration, skill-building, and cultural diversity.


Minister Natalie Suleyman announcing the grants program at the Victorian Parliament House


Under the newly announced Multicultural Business Chambers and Trader Groups program, businesses can vie for grants of up to $20,000 to fuel their endeavors. These funds are earmarked for initiatives that uplift multicultural businesses, fostering growth and innovation within their respective communities.

What sets this program apart is its emphasis on grassroots-led projects. Through this initiative, local business groups have the opportunity to spearhead initiatives tailored to the needs of their communities. From digital marketing training sessions to in-language promotional campaigns, the program is designed to equip business owners with the tools they need to thrive in today’s competitive landscape.


Minister Natalie Suleyman posing with  Clyde Sharady, AMA CEO and convenor of Afropreneurs Summit Australia


Moreover, the grant program seeks to create spaces for meaningful networking and collaboration. By facilitating local business expo events and other community-driven projects, the initiative aims to forge connections that transcend cultural boundaries, fostering a sense of belonging and camaraderie among diverse business owners.

At the announcement event, attended by representatives from various multicultural business groups, enthusiasm was palpable as participants eagerly embraced the opportunity to apply for the grants. With applications now open, anticipation is high as businesses gear up to submit their proposals and vie for a chance to make a tangible impact on their communities.

The Labor Government’s commitment to supporting multicultural businesses not only acknowledges the invaluable contributions of these enterprises but also underscores the importance of fostering inclusive, thriving economies. As businesses prepare to embark on this transformative journey, the stage is set for a brighter, more interconnected future where diversity reigns supreme.


More information is available : Multicultural Business Chambers and Trader Groups Program | Business Victoria

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