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Community Sector Connect

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

Community and Culture Unit

Council’s Community and Culture 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.

Download the document which explains the roles and responsibilities of staff (PDF, 1.74 MB) within the Community and Culture Unit. 


Council hosts networking events for workers and volunteers who provide services in the Cumberland Local Government Area (LGA). The events provide Nameparticipants with an opportunity to connect and improve collaboration. Share information with these networks by emailing

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

Cumberland Community Sector Networking Forum

This forum targets local workers and organisations who receive funding to deliver their services in the Cumberland LGA.

Registrations open 1 month before the forum.

Date: 31 October 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Venue: Guildford Leagues Club

Cumberland Volunteer Sector Networking Forum

Registrations open 1 month before the forum.

Date: 26 November 2019
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Venue: Redgum Function Centre, Wentworthville


There are a number of local interagencies and working groups in the Cumberland LGA.

Download the 2019 Cumberland Interagency Calendar (PDF, 85.19 KB) 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

Grants and Funding

Strategies and Plans

Other Council Services

Resources for Community Organisations

For more information contact the Community Development and Planning Team on 8757 9000 or email: