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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: 25 July 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Venue: Toongabbie Sports Club

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.

Name: Get to Know your Local Council - Book on Eventbrite
Date: 28 May 2019
Time: 4:50 pm – 8:00 pm
Venue: Dooleys Catholic Club Lidcombe

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, 94.54 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.

Upcoming Training 

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is dedicated as a time for all Australians to consider the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Acknowledging the history of Indigenous Australia, pre- and post-colonisation, is essential to our reconciliation journey. The 2019 NRW theme is, ‘Grounded in Truth Walk Together with Courage’.

Cumberland Council is joining the NRW celebrations by hosting the following local training aiming to increase understanding within our community.

Working with Aboriginal Communities Cultural Awareness Training

When: Wednesday 29 May 2019, from 9am to 4pm>

Where: The Holroyd Centre - 17 Miller Street, Merrylands

Register on eventbrite

Darug Language Class

When: Tuesday 4 June 2019, from 11am to 1pm

Where: Redgum Function Centre - 8-14 Lane Street, Wentworthville

Register on eventbrite 

 For more information, contact Cumberland Council’s Aboriginal Education and Programs Officer on 8757 9833 or email


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: