Application: National Anti-Racism Framework Community Consultations

The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) is consulting multicultural communities across Australia to gather their lived experience, perspectives, insights, and knowledge on addressing and preventing all forms of racism. The consultations will feed into the National Anti-Racism Framework being developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

FECCA is seeking applications from organisations to deliver consultations with multicultural communities across all states and territories including remote, regional, and metropolitan areas. The consultation sessions will focus on:

  • LGBTQIA+ people and communities
  • women
  • people with disabilities
  • people from refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds
  • older people
  • young people (18-25)
  • people and communities of faith
  • people from new and emerging communities
  • people from communities with caste systems.

Organisations can apply for up to $8,000 per consultation (for an in-person session) and will need to meet the following requirements.

  • Nominate a trusted community member to facilitate consultations.
  • Provide a written transcript of the consultation discussions to FECCA along with de-identified demographic information of participants, using a template provided by FECCA.
  • Provide a summary of each consultation session to the respective participants as a report and/or transcript, and in-language if necessary.
  • Arrange culturally appropriate venues, including any catering/refreshments for consultation session(s) as needed.
  • Arrange interpreters for consultation session(s) as needed. 
  • Arrange a professional photographer to be present at each consultation session (except online sessions).
  • Provide a list of culturally appropriate, local, trauma support services to consultation participants.
  • Ensure all material provided to FECCA (reports, transcripts, photos etc.) have the informed consent of consultation participants. 
  • Provide gift certificates to consultation participants in recognition of their time and expertise.

More details on the requirements can be found in sections C and D of the application form.

Upon completion of consultations, organisations can apply for a one-off, short-term funding of up to $5,000, to implement community-led, community focused projects to address issues relating to racism raised by communities during consultations, and/or to improve understanding of racism at the local level.

If your organisation is interested in holding a consultation, please submit your proposal through this form outlining the consultation strategy that is most effective for your community group. If you wish to organise multiple consultations, please provide details of each consultation session in the relevant questions. Please submit your applications by 10 PM AEST, Monday 11 September 2023.

If you require further information, please contact Januka Gunasena at or on 02 6282 5755.