New Ethnic Communities Development Fund announced

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Ethnic Communities Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga announced the new Ethnic Communities Development Fund (ECDF) will replace the Settling In fund.

The new fund is designed to support the ongoing and long-term settlement process for people and communities. The fund has three categories: leadership development, social cohesion and cultural events.

Minister Lotu-Iiga said "$520,000 is available for the 2016 funding round for projects to be implemented in 2017."

The first funding round opens on 15 August 2016. 

For more information on the Ethnic communities Development Fund, see the Office of Ethnic Communities website.