SUPPORTING MULTICULTURAL VICTORIANS IN YUROKE
The Victorian Government is helping Victorians from multicultural backgrounds in Yuroke continue putting healthy and culturally appropriate food on the table as Victorians do their bit by staying home.
Member for Yuroke Ros Spence today announced Australia Sikh Support, Beth-Nahrain Assyria Association, Hmong Australia Festival, Kali Mata Mandir Craigieburn, Khalsa Darbalara Mickleham, Nepalese Association of Victoria, and Sri Guru Singh Sasha Sikh Cultural Society of Victoria will each have a share in a total of $110,000 to deliver immediate food relief services to local multicultural communities.
Funded through the Priority Response to Multicultural Communities During Coronavirus program, it is one of 99 organisations sharing in more than $1.4 million to continue their important work, including providing food hampers, freshly cooked meals, groceries and essential items to community members in need.
Almost $23 million has already been invested through the program, enabling support to more than 500,000 Victorians since it began in August 2020.
Since the start of the pandemic, the Government has funded more than 320 community organisations through the program to provide emergency relief, food support and community outreach, as well as targeted communication through translated materials and community-led content.
This builds on the $5 million committed in June to the program to ensure Victoria’s multicultural communities are well-supported to deal with the impacts of the pandemic.
A complete list of funded recipients can be found at vic.gov.au/priority-response-multicultural-communities-during-coronavirus-covid-19.
Quote attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence
“Our local community organisations do such an important job feeding people and keeping them connected, and we’re ensuring they can continue serving the communities they know so well when that help is needed most.”