Community Action for a Multicultural Society (CAMS) program

The Community Action for a Multicultural Society (CAMS) program supports the Queensland Government’s commitment to promote an inclusive, harmonious and united Queensland.

Funding for 2022-24

Applications for funding for the 2022-24 CAMS program closed on 4 July 2021.

The application assessment and funding recommendation process may take several months. Funding outcomes will be announced by the Minister for Multicultural Affairs and all applicants will be notified by email on the outcome of their application.

The 2022-24 CAMS program will be targeted to delivering local economic and social inclusion outcomes for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds across 17 Local Government Areas.

Each funded organisation will strategically plan and deliver a range of projects, activities and initiatives under the program that address local barriers to economic and social inclusion and build sustainable opportunities for inclusion in local employment, services, networks and industries.

The 2022-24 CAMS program intends to build on the 2019 program review findings.

Read the snapshot summary (PDF, 108 KB) of the review.

For further details  on the 2022-24 CAMS program please see the 2022-24 CAMS Program Guidelines (PDF, 1.4 MB) 2022-24 CAMS Program Guidelines (DOCX, 459 KB).

2021 CAMS Program

Currently, the CAMS program funds community-based organisations to support greater intercultural connectedness so that people from culturally diverse backgrounds can achieve their ambitions for social and economic participation.

There are many paths to social connectedness, and the CAMS program collectively supports a wide range of activities that directly and indirectly benefit Queenslanders from culturally diverse backgrounds. These activities include approaches that:

  • build connectedness of individuals
  • work with community leaders to develop and implement strategies to address known issues
  • promote cross-cultural capability and understanding to build welcome and intercultural connection in the wider community.

The CAMS program guideline (PDF, 115 KB) provides program information for CAMS organisations.

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CAMS services

The CAMS program is delivered by the following service providers:

Brisbane

Multicultural Australia Ltd

Telephone: (07) 3337 5400

Queensland Council of Social Services

Telephone: (07) 3004 6900

Email: qcoss@qcoss.org.au

Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture & Trauma (QPASTT)

Telephone: (07) 3391 6677

Bundaberg

Bundaberg & District Neighbourhood Centre

Telephone: (07) 4153 1614

Email: multicultural@bundabergneighbourhoodcentre.org.au

Caboolture

Neighbourhood Centre Caboolture Inc

Telephone: (07) 5495 3818

Cairns

Centacare Far North Queensland

Telephone: (07) 4242 1058

Gold Coast

Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast

Telephone: (07) 5527 8011

Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre

Telephone: (07) 4194 3000

Email: cams@hbnc.com.au

Ipswich

Anglicare Southern Queensland

Telephone: 1300 610 610

Logan

ACCESS Community Services Limited

Telephone: (07) 3412 8222

Mackay

The Neighbourhood Hub (formerly George Street Neighbourhood Centre Association)

Telephone: (07) 4957 2626

Email: admin@tnhub.org.au

Mount Isa

Good Shepherd Parish - Mount Isa

Telephone: (07) 4749 8555

Nambour

Nambour Community Centre

Telephone: (07) 5441 5724

Email: reception@nambourcc.org

Rockhampton

Central Queensland Multicultural Association

Telephone: 0438 751 974

Email: cqma_inc@hotmail.com

Statewide - Australian South Sea Islander Communities

Mackay Regional Council

Telephone: 1300 622 529

Statewide - Community Funding Access Advisor

Multicultural Australia Ltd

Telephone: (07) 3337 5400

Statewide - Muslim Women

Islamic Womens Association of Australia

Telephone: (07) 3208 6333

Statewide - Pacific Island Communities

Telephone: (07) 3808 4463

Toowoomba

Mercy Community Services

Telephone: (07) 4617 7600

Email: culturaldiversityhub@mercycs.org.au

Townsville

Townsville Multicultural Support Group

Telephone: (07) 4775 1588