NEW FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY FACILITY AND CULTURAL CENTRE IN WHITEHORSE

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $37,500 to a culturally diverse community organisation in Whitehorse to support the restoration of the Rejoice Community Centre in Forest Hill.

Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun leane today announced a $37,500 grant to the Rejoice Chinese Christian Communication Centre Inc, to add sound-proofed partitions to create two classrooms in an existing Chinese Community Center in Forest Hill, by inserting the partitions it will create two air conditioned classrooms that the community uses for language school

This funding will come through the Labor Government’s Community Infrastructure and Cultural Precincts (CICP) program.

CICP promotes greater use of community facilities by Victoria’s culturally diverse communities, increasing their participation in activities, improving access to services and enabling Victoria’s cultural precincts to remain attractive for cultural and tourism activities.

The Labor Government is promoting an inclusive society where every Victorian can preserve and share their culture and traditions in spaces of their own heritage.

All the funded projects will increase diverse communities’ access to good, functional facilities that enable them to better utilise services, participate in activities and share their cultures with the wider Victorian community.

 

Quotes attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott

“This funding will strengthen community participation in our vibrant, multicultural society, and have an enduring impact on the character and infrastructure of Victoria.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane

“We’re proud to support the Rejoice Chinese Christian Communication Centre Inc to participate in our vibrant, multicultural society, and have an enduring impact on the character and infrastructure of Whitehorse.”

“By ensuring diverse communities stay connected and have access to good facilities, we can create an inclusive multicultural society that everyone in Whitehorse can be proud of.”

“By working together with Whitehorse communities, we are building a Victoria where everyone belongs, feels accepted and can freely participate and contribute.”

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