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QLD Employment Project Grants for Migrants and Refugees


Thursday, 6th February 2014 at 8:28 am
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A new Queensland Government program will provide funding for Not for Profit and Council projects to help migrants and refugees find employment or become involved in business ventures.

Thursday, 6th February 2014
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QLD Employment Project Grants for Migrants and Refugees
Thursday, 6th February 2014 at 8:28 am

A new Queensland Government program will provide funding for Not for Profit and Council projects to help migrants and refugees find employment or become involved in business ventures.

State Minister for Multicultural Affairs Glen Elmes said that the Economic Participation Grants Program would provide $250,000 for projects to promote economic participation and business development for people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

The program offers grants to assist eligible local government and non-government organisations to deliver projects that support economic independence and participation as well as business development for Queenslanders from culturally diverse backgrounds, particularly newly-arrived immigrants and humanitarian entrants.

Funding is available for projects to be implemented between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

Local Government organisations in Queensland are eligible for one-off funding of up to $40,000 under a partnership with one or more non-government organisations.

Non-Government incorporated organisations are eligible for one-off funding of up to $20,000.

“The projects will assist overseas-born Queenslanders to improve their employment potential through training, networking and acquiring basic skills,” Elmes said.

“Funding will also be available for projects that support the establishment and growth of culturally diverse businesses.

“We live in a culturally diverse state with more than 20 per cent of Queenslanders born overseas.

“It’s important we look at how we can enhance participation in the labour force and promote economic independence for all Queenslanders, no matter where they were born.

“These grants are part of the government’s strategy to create pathways to employment and business ownership for people from culturally diverse backgrounds.”

More information about the Economic Participation Grants Program is available here.


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