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Community harmony program for social cohesion

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The Andrew Labor Government has announced $2 million in new funding to strengthen relationships between diverse communities in Victoria.

The Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott announced 44 projects that will be supported through the 2018-19 Community Harmony program, an official press release said.

The grants will support community organisations to identify and respond to social cohesion challenges, and increase intercultural and interfaith engagement and understanding.

Nearly 200 applications were submitted to this round of the program, from both new and established community groups across regional Victoria and metropolitan areas.

Applications were considered by an independent panel including representatives of the Victorian Multicultural Commission.

(TIW)

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