- issues such as poor translations from Government websites in your language
- issues accessing information or booking vaccines
- reasons some people in your community may be hesitant to get COVID-19 Vaccines or Boosters
- other problems arising in your communities as a result of the COVID-19
The CALD COVID-19 Small Grants Fund
FECCA administered grants of $2500, $3500 or $5000 to groups or organisations to fund short-term, one-off, communication and outreach projects that aimed to achieve the following objectives:
- Address barriers to accessing information on COVID-19 and the vaccination program
- Provide the opportunity for communities to identify and respond to issues and concerns surrounding COVID-19 and the vaccination program
- Provide accurate and culturally relevant information on the COVID-19 Vaccination Program
- Foster community involvement and participation
- Encourage partnerships among community organisations
Visit the FECCA Small Grants homepage for opportunities to participate in the Small Grants.
Showcase of Successful Applicants
Below are just a few of what some of the amazing projects completed by the Small Grants applicants from all over Australia, representing cultures and languages from all over the world!
The NSW Spanish and Latin American Association for Social Assistance (NSW SLASA)
The NSW Spanish and Latin American Association for Social Assistance created an informative video with Doctors speaking in Spanish discussing COVID-19, vaccination, and answering common questions from the community.
The Migrant Resource Centre North West (Victoria)
The Migrant Resource Centre North West teamed up with an Arabic musician to create a song and music video reminding people of what they miss, and how getting vaccinated can help us stay safe get back to doing the things we love.
The Oromo Youth Community in WA (Western Australia)
The Oromo Youth Community in WA have done heaps of work in their community promoting vaccinations and having infromation sessions with health professionals. Check out their activities on their Facebook page or by clicking on the image below.
The Australian Chin Community of East Melbourne (Victoria)
The Australian Chin Community has made a video of a Pharmcist speaking in-language answering questions the community had about COVID-19 and vaccinations. Watch the full video by clicking the image below.
The Sikh Youth of Australia (New South Wales)
The Sikh Youth of Australia have made a series of videos encouraging their communities to get the COVID-19 vaccine for themselves, for their loved ones, and for the greater community.
Brisbane Tongan Community with Pasifika TV and Radio (Queensland)
The Brisbane Tongan Community along with Pasifika TV and Radio created some hilarious videos in Tongan and Samoan encouraging their communities to get vaccinated. They also created a touching video about our hopes to see loved ones from overseas again.
The Nigerian Society of Victoria (Victoria)
The Nigerian Society of Victoria have created a powerful music video encouraging people to get vaccinated.
FECCA Small Grants Sharing Webinar
FECCA hosted a Small Grants Sharing webinar where five successful applicants of the Small Grants shared about the challenges and the victories they had during their projects. This sharing webinar was also a great opportunity for groups to share about what issues their communities are currently facing. We will be having more of these in the future, so stay tuned and contact us if you are interested in sharing your project.