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Community Sector Connect

Cumberland City Council offers support for local workers, volunteers and community organisations through networking, training, research, resources and projects.

Community and Place Unit

Council’s Community and Place Unit endeavours to make Cumberland a stronger, more inclusive, accessible and connected community through undertaking research and planning, building relationships and providing responsive and high quality programs, services and facilities to meet local needs.

See Council’s Community Information Booklet for contact details of the relevant teams, their services and programs.

Networking

Council hosts networking events for workers and volunteers who provide services in the Cumberland City Local Government Area (LGA). The events provide participants with an opportunity to connect and improve collaboration. Share information with these networks by emailing acs-infoshare@googlegroups.com.

Search the Community Information Directory to find services operating in the Cumberland City LGA.

Cumberland Community Sector Networking Forums

The Community Sector Forum is an opportunity for community members to find out about recent changes, council services and programs and meet with new council staff.

Council hosted 2 community sector networking forums on the 30 September and 8 October 2020. The forums were an opportunity for Council to update the community on the activities of Council and highlight changes to services.

Council conducted an assessment survey with community sector organisations from across the LGA in order to gauge how COVID-19 was impacting upon their service and their clients/ service users. This summary report outlines the findings from that survey.

Summary Report - Impact of COVID-19 on Local Organisations (PDF, 218KB)


Volunteer Community Sector Networking Forum

There are no sessions planned for this time.


Cumberland Sports Forum

This forum provides the opportunity for representatives from local sports clubs and recreation groups to share information, discuss issues and develop skills.

There are no sessions planned for this time.


Interagencies

There are a number of local interagencies and working groups in the Cumberland Local Government Area.

Download the 2021 Cumberland Interagency Calendar which contains information about the purpose, dates and contact people for the various interagencies.


Training and Resources

Council is dedicated to providing professional development, training opportunities and a range of resources to support the work of community organisations.

Community Research and Demographics

Council conducted an assessment survey with community sector organisations from across the LGA in order to gauge how COVID-19 was impacting upon their service and their clients/ service users. This summary report outlines the findings from that survey. Read the Impact of COVID-19 of Local Organisations Summary Report

Grants and Funding

Resources for Community Organisations

Multicultural Mental Health Report Launch and Sector Development Initiative 2020

On 18 November 2020, Cumberland City Council, in association with Local Government Multicultural Network, held a multidisciplinary sector development forum for community workers. This event aimed to provide workers with the information and resources they require to access mental health services for their clients. The event included speakers from NSW Health, South Western Sydney Primary Health Network, Settlement Services International and community groups.

Other resources

Further information