• The Hon. Paul Toole MP

FESTIVAL OF FRIENDSHIP COMING TO BATHURST

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole today announced $7000 in funding from the NSW Government to enable a multicultural event for the local community to be held next month.


Mr Toole said he was delighted the Multicultural Community Support Grants Program was supporting the Bathurst Festival of Friendship to be held at the historic Abercrombie House on May 22.


“It’s been so long since many of us have come together for an event or festival in our local community,” Mr Toole said.


“The Festival of Friendship is being organised by the Neighbourhood Centre in Bathurst (formerly BINC) and is a day that’s free with live performances, including dance, music, cooking and art exhibitions from across the cultures as well as markets selling bespoke crafts.”


“It’s been so long since many of us have come together for an event or festival in our local community"

Minister for Multiculturalism Geoff Lee has announced more than $1 million multicultural projects, festivals and events across NSW in the latest round of grants.


“These grants assist many outstanding volunteer and community groups which deliver important services, activities, festivals and events to our diverse communities,” Mr Lee said.


“The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the strength and resilience of our multicultural society and how much we can achieve when we work together.

“These grants will continue to support our diverse communities to ensure every member of our society can participate and thrive.”


For more information about Multicultural NSW grants programs, visit www.multicultural.nsw.gov.au.