The Sinhalese Cultural Centre is the Community Hub initiative for all of us in Sydney, initiated by the Sinhalese Cultural Forum of NSW with the excellent support from the wider Sinhalese community in Sydney for the benefit of all communities in our multi-cultural society. It will be an excellent facilitator of cultural and social needs of our community, for generations to come.
The Sinhalese Cultural Centre (SCC) is now established and operating in Seven Hills (28 Cacia Av, Seven Hills) with the excellent support of the community. Many community groups are using the facility for numerous activities including dancing/music/drama practices and workshops, Seniors gatherings, teacher workshops, Charity fairs, Seniors Digital Literacy Program. organisation meetings, fundraising activities and the list goes on and rapidly growing. The users of the Cultural Centre includes our parent organisation Sinhalese Cultural Forum, Sinhala Language Schools, Writer’s Guild, SCF Youth Group, many dance, drama and music groups, many Alumni Associations and the list goes on and growing. This is a great outcome for the community.
The progress of the Sinhalese Cultural Centre is primarily driven by the enormous effort by many volunteers who have been supporting all the activities including fundraising events, renovation of the Centre and day-to-day maintenance activities. The other equally important factor has been the generosity of the JanaShakthi contributors from all sectors of the community.
We are for ever thankful, and greatly appreciate all the volunteers, JanaShakthi contributors and all the well-wishers!
After a comprehensive assessment, in February 2023, Blacktown City Council has approved the location 28 Cacia Avenue, Seven Hills to become a community facility. The approved development plan includes a number of key enhancements to the premises including:
car park development which includes five on-site parking lots, including one disable-parking lot and associated driveways
new fence around the premises with improved acoustics
minor modifications to the building including the replacement of the rear door and installation of additional fire safety equipment
some drainage improvements
footpaths and landscaping
The development cost is estimated to be in the range $140,000 – $150,000. The early completion of this work is so vital to the progression of the Cultural Centre. A special crowdfunding scheme was launched at SCC Nite 2023 to fund this project. The SCC kindly request all the members of the community and organisations to contribute generously to raise these funds to make this development possible!
All the contributions to SCC for further development and sustainment will be accumulated as JanaShakthi Contributions. You will be a “JanaShakthi Contributor” when your total contribution reaches $1000.
All the donations to the SCC Public Fund are tax deductible.
Please use the following form to make your contribution. Even when you contribute using the payment method “Bank Transfer”, it is important to use the form below, so that we receive the accurate information of the contribution.
Note that with the “Paypal” payment method, you can use any major credit card OR a Paypal account to make your contribution.