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The Multicultural Communities Council of SA is the peak organisation that efficiently services, innovatively empowers and strongly advocates for cultural and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in South Australia.


fund my neighbourhood

The Premier launched Fund my Community last week. We would encourage your community to be part of this initiative and put forward any ideas that you have for funding. We encourage  organisations to keep visiting the links below and search for unsponsored ideas. This page shows ideas that have been put forward by the public but do not yet have a sponsoring organisation and gives eligible organisations the opportunity to sponsor one of those ideas if they wish to do so.

To attend one of an information session visit the following link – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/d/south-australia–broadview/fund-my-neighbourhood/



The South Australian Chess Association with the kind sponsorship of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Council extend a warm invitation to Chess playing members and friends to our inaugural Adelaide Multicultural Allegro Chess Open. The tournament aims to engage the multicultural community and thereby enrich the South Australian Chess community and more importantly realize a better Australia.

Tournament details are noted below:

Date: Sunday 13th August 2017

Time: 11.00 am to 5.00 pm

Venue: Prince Alfred College, Piper Pavilion – 23 Dequetteville Terrace. Kent Town SA 5067

Rate of play: 15 minutes each on the clock + 2 seconds a move

Rounds / Play style: All players are expected to play all 7 rounds based on the Swiss draw.

Round times:
• Round 1: 12
• Round 2: 12.45 pm
• Round 3: 1.30 pm
• Round 4: 2.15 pm
• Round 5: 3.00 pm
• Round 6: 3.45 pm
• Round 7: 4.30 pm

Entry cost:
Working adults: $20.00
Students under 18 & Children: $10
Pensioners and welfare recipients: $10
New chess players to the club: $10

• Open champion prize: $600
• Open runner-up prize: $300
• Third place prize: $100
• Best female performance prize: $60
• Best veteran’s performance prize: $60
• Best male junior under 18 years of age trophy
• Best female junior under 18 years of age trophy
• Best new player performance trophy
• Best under 1400 rating performance trophy
• Best unrated performance trophy

Food & refreshments: food and refreshments are available for sale at the Piper Pavilion canteen

Tournament registration and payment via trybooking Internet link: https://www.trybooking.com/299428

For further information please do not hesitate in contacting Dusan on 0408 675 877.

The Hon Minister Zoe Bettison Announces A New Pilot project with MCCSA

succesful community launch

The MCCSA is pleased to inform our members that during the launch of our Successful Communities Toolbox website on the 28th of June 2017, the Honorable Zoe Bettison Minister for Multicultural Affairs announced that she would provide funding of $70,000 to Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia to pilot a Community Development Officer position. The Minister said she supports the establishment of this important position which will be delivered by MCCSA staffer Megs Lamb. “Megs position will focus on grant writing … good governance advice … and strategic policies that will build the capacity and confidence of our multicultural community organizations” said the Minister. The MCCSA looks forward to working with the Department and CALD communities in this pilot initiative. For more information click on the Successful Communities Toolbox

Refugee Stories Q&A : Real Stories of Real People Who Make A Difference

Q&A The Multicultural Communities Council together with City of Adelaide are hosting i “Refugee Stories Q&A : Real Stories of Real People Who Make A Difference”. This will be a Free Community Event on 29th June, with the purpose of raising awareness around Refugee Week through stories of Refugees. It is from 6pm – 7.30pm at Minor Works Building, 22 Stamford Court, ADELAIDE. This event “Refugee Stories Q&A : Real Stories of Real People Who Make A Difference”. will have some wonderful speakers who are or are former Refugees, we will be providing some refreshments provided by local business who are owned by Refugees. And is a part of the international Refugee Week events. The aim of the event is to encourage local residents and people who visit the city for work, or otherwise, to hear the stories of people of refugee background who now are making a difference in our city and surrounds. By doing this we create understandings and it leads to communities who engage with one another and to foster a strong community life by celebrating diversity and acknowledging the contributions that Refugees, past and present, bring with them to South Australia. Please register for the event via Eventbrite: https://refugeerealpeoplerealstories.eventbrite.com.au

MCCSA recently released CALD age-friendly SA report, commissioned by the Office for the Ageing (OFTA).


Multicultural Playgroup

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