WSCF attends FACS 2017-2018 Budget Briefing

The New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) delivered their 2017-2018 Budget Briefing this week, with a $7 billion spend for the sector in the next financial year, an increase of $459 million (7.1 %) in funding from the previous year’s budget.

2017-08-10T04:28:26+00:00August 10th, 2017|

Western Sydney / Nepean Food Forum: Survey results

The 2017 survey of Western Sydney/Nepean Food Forum participants reflects a resoundingly positive and valuable experience, resulting in enhanced support, collaboration and improved service delivery. Convened by Western Sydney Community Forum, the Food Forum consists of Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Community Care Support Program (CCSP) funded Food Services, CHSP dietitians and other interested service providers from Western Sydney and Nepean regions.

2017-08-10T01:54:19+00:00August 10th, 2017|

Census Data 2016

The first of the 2016 census data has just arrived, and overall there have been some interesting changes to Australia since the 2011 census. Across Australia we are experiencing a boom in overseas migration while experiencing a reduction in religious identification. WSCF has compiled a database that may have an impact on Greater Western Sydney especially given their implications in affecting the future growth and development of this vibrant region.

2017-07-06T01:10:07+00:00July 2nd, 2017|

TASTE: Much more than a social enterprise in YOUR local neighbourhood.

TASTE Cultural Food Tours Inc. was established in 2010, with the support of the Benevolent Society. As a social enterprise, it has had a huge role in showcasing and celebrating the diversity of Western Sydney. However, TASTE is much more than just a social enterprise.

TASTE have been challenging perceptions and cultivating an understanding of

2016-11-14T04:36:30+00:00November 14th, 2016|

Greater Sydney Commission: Draft District Plans Community Group Briefing and Community Drop In Sessions

Western Sydney Community Forum is a member of the Greater Sydney Commission’s (GSC) Independent Social Reference Panel. Participation on the Panel has enabled us to work with the Social Commissioner, Heather Nesbitt, and the GSC to articulate the most important social and urban issues for the future of Western Sydney.

A key priority for the GSC

2017-03-29T23:36:32+00:00October 27th, 2016|

Thrive! Don’t Just Survive – Community Sector Training Day

We are one week away from Thrive! Don’t Just Survive – Community Sector Training Day and are pleased to present the program with our exciting list of speakers for the day.

Thrive! Don’t Just Survive is an information and skills development day for the community sector about navigating a changing funding landscape.

The theme for Thrive! this year is focused

2016-10-11T05:40:35+00:00October 11th, 2016|

Storytelling For Philanthropic Success

The Ord Minnett Philanthropy Conversation Series, hosted a panel discussion chaired by Benjamin Clark, Head of Philanthropy at Philanthropy Australia Executor Trustees and Mae Hong, Vice President of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers (USA). It was held at Ord Minnett in the Sydney CBD on the 20th September 2016.

Overall, the discussion was framed around the necessity for

2016-11-03T21:12:24+00:00September 20th, 2016|

The Area Assistance Story

BOOK LAUNCHED BY WHITLAM INSTITUTE & WESTERN SYDNEY COMMUNITY FORUM WITH THE HON LINDA BURNEY

Western Sydney Community Forum and the Whitlam Institute proudly in partnership launched the landmark book; The Planning, Funding and Community Action: The Area Assistance Story. The Hon Linda Burney graciously launched the book. Academics, representatives from community organisations, local and state

2016-10-14T00:24:27+00:00August 30th, 2016|

Rights Talk: Meet the new Commissioners

The Rights Talks held by the Australian Human Rights Commission are a chance to discuss human rights issues. As human rights and social justice underlie the work of the community sector, it is important to be aware of current concerns and what position the commission will take in addressing such concerns.

2016-10-21T04:04:15+00:00August 22nd, 2016|