December 20, 2023


The Allan Labor Government is proud to be supporting more multicultural organisations across the state to deliver festivals and events which celebrate and share culture and promote community connections.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced Macedon group Victoria AryaSamaj Inc. has received $2000 for Holi Festival 2024.

A total of 183 organisations will receive funding to deliver festivals and events throughout Victoria, with 47 regional organisations funded through the Regional Multicultural Festivals and Events Fund and over 130 through the Multicultural Festivals and Events program.

The latest round of grants will support organisations to host events between January and March 2024, with celebrations set to reach more than 220,000 Victorians. Outcomes of applications for events being delivered April to June 2024 will be announced early next year.

Since 2014, the Labor Government has provided more than $27 million to deliver close to10,000 multicultural festivals and events across Victoria.

For more information and to view the successful recipients visit

Quotes attributable to Local Member, Mary-Anne Thomas

“What an exciting time to live in Macedon, with our fantastic Holi Festival funded through the Multicultural Festivals and Events program. I encourage everyone in the local area to get involved in the festivities.”

“This event celebrates the cultural diversity that forms part of Macedon and will encourage communities to come together and boost inclusion and social cohesion."

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