Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait

Funding Local Cultural Events and Festivals

Alister Henskens SC MP at with Lunar New Year lanterns and dragons

There will be more community cultural events and festivals to brighten the streets of the Ku-ring-gai Electorate thanks to grant funding awarded by the NSW Government.

Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens SC said that Ku-ring-gai Council partnering with CASS Group was among 122 organisations to successfully receive funding to host events and festivals.

“These events are important to celebrating our cultural diversity, bringing people together and breaking down barriers,” Mr Henskens said.

Minister for Multiculturalism Mark Coure said the grants program had been boosted from $500,000 to $1 million thanks to the 2022-23 NSW Budget.

“Through the Stronger Together Festivals Grants program, the NSW Liberals and Nationals have funded 283 community organisations with $2,098,329 to host events and festivals in their local areas,” Mr Coure said.

“Each of these events is a reflection of the rich diversity of our communities right across the state.

“This is one of the great things about our diversity here in NSW; you don’t need to travel overseas to experience the colour and vibrancy of other cultures, you can do it right here at home.”

The Stronger Together Festival and Events Grants program provides funding from $5,000 to $15,000 for celebrations to be held between 1 February and 30 June 2023.

Ku-ring-gai Council partnered with CASS Group have been awarded $10,000 through the program to host the Ku-ring-gai Lunar New Year Festival.