Doing more for Victoria's African communities

The Victorian Government is doing more to improve the wellbeing of African Victorians, including young members of the community.

Victorian Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne announced new and expanded initiatives as part of the African Communities Action Plan – the first of its kind in Australia, designed by African Victorians, for African Victorians.

An extra $1 million will ensure the Community Employment Brokers program will run for a second year.

Expressions of interest are now open for community organisations that are interested in hosting employment brokers, who will provide individualised and tailored support to African Victorians seeking a job.

A one-off grants round worth $240,000 will also be available to eligible groups for community projects that are innovative and positively impact the lives of Victoria’s African communities.

Groups can apply for Individual grants of between $5,000 and $50,000.

For more information on both initiatives, or to apply or express interest, visit before 7 February 2020.

This is all part of the Victorian Government’s $8.6 million Action Plan – a 10-year strategy to address the needs of African Victorians, in consultation and partnership with the community.

It was launched in April 2018 and is headed by an implementation committee, chaired by Member for Essendon Danny Pearson.

Source: Vic Government