Today it was announced that Community Four, a local multicultural support group will be receiving a $50,000 grant to help provide communications and support to local migrant communities.
As part of the Victorian Government’s CALD Communities Taskforce, the multicultural grant is focussed on organisations who support multicultural communities and can be used to help with the lack of access to culturally appropriate food or essential supplies; access to health information that is language specific; access to technology to stay connected and engaged and improve resilience against negative impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Community Four will use this additional funding to provide translations of COVID-19 related health messaging to be translated for African and Afghani communities, primarily aimed at women and those who do not have a high level of literacy.
Community Four is providing translations of COVID-19 materials, including risks, local health information, and advice on where to seek assistance. These materials are recorded as audio files and sent out over social media and messaging apps to get to the most vulnerable members of the communities.
Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Sonja Terpstra
“This funding will assist in providing accurate and updated health advice to some of the most vulnerable members of our society.”
“We live in a culturally vibrant community, and need to keep ensuring that we’re providing the same level of assistance and advice to every member of that community.”