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Capacity Builders

 CAPACITY BUILDING Auburn is also the destination for many migrants and refugees when they first arrive in Australia.

Auburn is one of the most culturally diverse Local Government Areas in Sydney, with more than 67 languages spoken by residents from 124 countries. Auburn is also the destination for many migrants and refugees when they first arrive in Australia.

Auburn has a vibrant community sector and a high rate of volunteering. There are over 170 community organisations based here, 75% of which are run wholly by volunteers without any regular source of funding. Many are ethno-specific organisations run by small and emerging migrant and refugee communities.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the SEIFA Index of Disadvantage 2011, Auburn City is the second most disadvantaged area in the Sydney area.

Working together to meet the needs of our community

It is not possible for Council alone to meet all community needs, so we develop collaborative working partnerships, share resources and strengthen community assets and networks. 

Through the empowerment that results from successful community capacity building initiatives, individuals and organisations create local solutions, host events and run projects.  

Training and information sessions

To build the capacity of local community organisations and groups Auburn City Council provides a range of training programs, information sessions and workshops. These work to make organisations and groups stronger, independent and well-managed.
 
Examples include training on the role of Management Committee Members, Financial Management, Conflict Resolution, Grant Writing and Advocacy. Council also assists community organisations and groups to obtain low cost public liability insurance.  
 
For more information about other capacity building initiatives, please contact Auburn City Council’s Community Projects Officer on (02) 9735 1296.

Resources for Community Organisations

The How to Run a Community Group guide can be downloaded below in a number of languages. The document is for community organisations in NSW to support them to set up and manage their activities and to understand the key issues for consideration along the way. It was developed by Holroyd City Council with funding from NSW Department of Family and Community Service and Auburn City Council funded the translations.
 
 

 Capacity Building Documents

 
  
  
  
2014 Addressing Employment Needs Action Plan .pdf2014 Addressing Employment Needs Action Plan 361 KB
How to Run a Community Group 2015 Arabic.pdfHow to Run a Community Group 2015 Arabic1294 KB
How to Run a Community Group 2015 Chinese Simplified.pdfHow to Run a Community Group 2015 Chinese Simplified1499 KB
How to Run a Community Group 2015 Farsi.pdfHow to Run a Community Group 2015 Farsi1272 KB
How to Run a Community Group 2015 Hindi.pdfHow to Run a Community Group 2015 Hindi1599 KB
How to Run a Community Group 2015 Traditional Chinese.pdfHow to Run a Community Group 2015 Traditional Chinese1428 KB
How to Run a Community Group Final 2015 - English.pdfHow to Run a Community Group Final 2015 - English1139 KB