The City of Ryde has formalised its support for building the capacity of the community service sector in the Ryde LGA. In the current Four Year Delivery Plan 2011-2015, Council has endorsed a Not-For-Profit Community Sector Development Program to be delivered to meet the outcomes of a City of Wellbeing.
This program is a four year program created to support the not for profit service sector in Ryde LGA. An aim of the Sector Development Program is to further development of skills and networking opportunities to share up-to-date information between the Not for Profit and Government sectors.
The program has been proposed to strengthen the community service sector in Ryde by supporting sector advocacy activities, securing training opportunities and encouraging the development of collaborative partnerships with business and government sectors for positive social change in Ryde.
Not-For-Profit Community Sector Development Training
This program provides opportunities for capacity building training for community workers in the Ryde LGA. The first series of training workshops ran from January - June 2012. For information on future workshops contact the Community and Culture team on 9952 8222.
Not-For-Profit Sector Development Partnerships Project
This is a partnerships project program for not-for-profit community service organisations to encourage services to work with other service providers to improve or trial new initiatives for community access to their services. This program has been promoted amongst community service interagencies convened by the City of Ryde and is currently taking place.
This program was completed in June 2012. For more information about the project's goals, criteria and timeframes please download the Not for Profit Community Sector Program Brochure(PDF, 432KB).
For program forms please download the Sector Development Partnerships Project Outline(PDF, 23KB) and Project Evaluation Form(PDF, 23KB).
For more information please call Jonathan Nanlohy, Section Manager Social Policy and Planning, Community and Culture Team on 9952 8300.
Sector Activation Model and Activities
The Sector Activation Model (SAM) is an integrated sector development model that combines direct service provision, capacity building and community incubator activities to develop, support, mentor, connect, activate and maximise the provision and success of social services delivered from a specific location.
These activities and this model of sector activation are currently being developed by City of Ryde in partnership with community organisations in two key locations in Ryde – West Ryde Community Centre and the Ivanhoe Estate, Macquarie Park.
Key aspects of the model are:
- Direct service provision - the delivery of social programs and services to the community
- Capacity building - activities to identify needs and develop skills and opportunities for learning and development
- Community incubator - an intensive mentoring and support process for new community organisations in partnership with established organisations.
For more information on the Community Sector Development Program, contact the Community and Culture team on 9952 8222.