The Sinhalese Cultural Centre (SCC) is progressing well and the community is reaping the benefits as we are slowly coming out of the COVID pandemic. The activities at the Sinhalese Cultural Centre is increasing and get exciting.
This is Our Cultural Centre, belongs to the whole community, established with the excellent and continuous support from the community, in particular many volunteers supporting activities day and night, JanaShakthi contributors who donated generously and every one in the community who contributed in numerous ways.
We need your continuous support to sustain and further develop the Cultural Centre for us in the living generations and many future generations to come.
Current Status and Activities at SCC
The Sinhalese Cultural Centre is currently used by the Sinhalese Cultural Forum (SCF) and the SCF sub-organisations such as Sinhala Language Schools, Tharuna Youth Group (TYG), Writers Guild and Orange Leaf Seniors Group for many actvities including meetings, social gatherings, education workshops, teacher training sessions, food preparation activities to support fundraising activities and many more. The SCC team is delighted to see the Cultural Centre is used well and the usage is increasing, in particular with the decreasing impact of COVID-19.
Further Development of the SCC
The Sinhalese Cultural Centre is currently undergoing regulatory approvals with the Blacktown City Council. The SCC team closely communicated with the Blacktown City Council in this regard with meetings and discussions. The development proposal to meet the regulatory requirements is currently lodged with the Council. Under this proposal, number of key changes to the site is proposed including the car parking facility at the rear of the premises and the acoustic fence. Some minor modifications to the current building is also proposed. These proposed changes are estimated to cost around $150,000.
Your support is so vital – Please contribute to JanaShakthi!
The sustainment and further development of the SCC is so important to the whole community. The sustainment it self costs nearly $3000 per month (or $100 per day) including the loan repayments. The SCC team with great volunteers make a large effort to raise funds through various fundraising activities. We also pursue government funding where possible. However, we certainly need your contribution to fill the significant funding gaps in sustainment and to prepare for the development in the near future.
We kindly request everyone of you to make donations to our JanaShaktioni Contribution Scheme with best of your ability. They can be lump sum contributions or regular contributions. You can make the contributions with a credit card or a bank transfer to our Public Fund. All the details are provided in our JanaShakthi Contribution Scheme page at https://www.ozlanka.com/janashakthi/. Please note that All the Contributions to SCC Public Fund are Tax Deductible.
The pick-up locations and the time slots are as follows.
- Sinhalese Cultural Centre (11:00am – 12:00noon)
- Sinhalese Cultural Centre (12:00noon – 1:00pm)
- Sinhalese Cultural Centre (1:00pm – 2:00pm)
- Sinhalese Cultural Centre (2:00pm – 3:00pm)
- Kellyville Ridge (12:30pm – 2:00pm)
- Cherrybrook (12:30pm – 2:00pm)
- Carlingford (12:30pm – 2:00pm)
- Jordan Springs (12:30pm – 2:00pm)
You can place the orders online at https://www.sccsydney.org.au/shop/
Sinhalese Cultural Centre
28 Cacia Avenue
Seven Hills NSW 2147 ABN: 58 609 620 617 (A registered charity organisation in Australia)