The Cultural Heritage Funding Program provides grants of up to $2,000 to groups and individuals to support projects which showcase and celebrate the diverse cultural heritage of the City of Whittlesea and its residents.
Northern Tigers Social Club - Celebrating Thai Pongal.
Thai Pongal is primarily celebrated to convey appreciation and thankfulness to the sun as the primary energy source of agriculture and good harvests. The applicant will put on a festival with cultural activities, wearing of traditional garments and preparation of traditional food.
Whittlesea Chinese Association - Mooncake Festival
The Mooncake Festival is an event of cultural significance to the Chinese Community worldwide. Whittlesea Chinese Association will host a community celebration which showcases the Association, local artists and performers, food, music and dance.
Turkish Women’s Recreational Group - Gozleme in the Park
The applicant will hold an outdoor event where they will teach the broader community how to make gozleme (a savoury, filled pastry dish). Gozleme has a long history in Turkey and is made in various regions of the country.
Palestinian Seniors Club of Victoria - Palestinian Olive Tree Picking Festival
This project will focus on the importance of the olive tree to the Palestinian identity, culture and economy. The event will incorporate traditional Songs and dance, olive tree products display, freshly prepared olive oil dishes and a presentation about the olive tree cycle and its role in the Palestinian lifestyle.
Mernda And Districts Residents Association (MADRA) - Indian Dance Festival
The applicant will facilitate a community dance event to celebrate Navrati (an Indian dance festival). The event will include dances to different beats and styles which wearing traditional and colourful dress.
Valley Presbyterian Church - Easter Sunday in the Park
The applicant will hold an outdoor Easter event to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The event will include an Easter egg hunt, contemporary church service and a morning tea of hot cross buns and coffee.