"This funding will assist the Children's Festival to deliver this special event which promotes respect, fairness, inclusion and a sense of belonging for everyone.
"I would like to congratulate the Children's Festival on receiving this grant. Festival President Thuat Nguyen and his fantastic team are helping to build a better local community - a shining light to the rest of the world," Mr Clare said.
When told of funding a very grateful Mr Nguyen said, "we are very happy to have the support of our Federal Government, this year's festival is going to be our biggest yet. "
The Bankstown Children's Festival hopes to help build a cohesive society by breaking down social barriers between cultures by bringing together children in this annual celebration.
"Blaxland is where the new Australia is being forged - a courageous, cosmopolitan, cohesive country, where being Australian is not about where you come from but about where you are going.
"I am so pleased to support the Children's Festival. Building a new Australia starts with our children - ‘playing together and living in harmony', " Mr Clare said.
This year the Children's Festival is celebrating their 10 year anniversary.
"I look forward to sharing this wonderful day with all the children and their families and I encourage everyone in our local community to get involved in what will be a fantastic and fun filled day," said Mr Clare.
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