Muslim Community Small Grants Program
The Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) is pleased to offer a total of 10 grants between $500 to $1500. Project Mosaic is a unique program that offers funding to events that are:
- long-term in their impact
The events sponsored to date include:
- Al-Ehsan Youth Gathering
- AAFRO Community Engagement Forum
- Muslims Women’s Forum (VicPol)
- Allambee Youth Camp
- “Lighting the Darkness” Mental Health Workshop
- Australian Syrian Association, Welcome Refugees BBQ
The Al-Ehsan Youth 2015
End of Year Social Event: Focussed on creating a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for young people to feel like they belong, a number of activities were provided for the 70-80 attendees to participate in.
Lighting the Darkness:
Transformed the CBD office into a unique space where 60 women from diverse ethnic backgrounds and age groups congregated to experience a program centred on mental and physical wellbeing. Sue Najjarine and her team received fantastic feedback.
Muslim Women’s Forum
Victoria Police: Sought feedback from Muslim women on how they are represented in the media and changes they would like to see, their experiences with police, feeling safe in the community and reporting crime, and solutions to share the messages discussed on the day. Representatives from the Victoria Police Muslim Association (VPMA) attended. Senior Sergeant Geraldine Porter, the Station Commander at Craigieburn attended and contributed as well, along with Inspector Anthony Brown.
AAFRO Community Engagement Forum:
Aimed at enabling parents from the local African community to realise the value of education and regular school attendance. The event was attended by 90 community members, along with the Principal of Flemington Primary School Mrs. Lesley McCarthy. Also present as a keynote speaker was Honourable Adam Bandt, the local Federal Member of Parliament, who explained how fundamental a child’s early learning is to kick-start their academic career.