Funding for Multicultural Communities in Hawthorn
I was delighted to hear from my colleague Ros Spence, the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, that funding for a great organisation in Hawthorn has been granted from the CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) Communities Taskforce.
This funding is focused on organisations who support multicultural communities, and thus I was pleased to see it allocated to Hawthorn’s branch of AHEPA, a Hellenic association which has really stepped up to the plate to back its community during a challenging time.
“AHEPA VICTORIA is very grateful to receive the grant from the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities Taskforce which will assist our members to continue to support the hundreds of families in Melbourne who are facing desperate times due to the second lockdown in Victoria due to COVID-19” said Elias Doufas, the chairperson of the AHEPA VICTORIA Philanthropy Committee.
AHEPA has been raising its own funds tirelessly, in order to provide substantial quantities of basic food items such as meat, milk, and vegetables which were distributed by volunteers to over 140 food packages to families in need Melbourne.
Thank you for your work, AHEPA. We are proud, as a Government, to invest in communities like this one.