Neighbourhood House Co-ordination Program
The Victorian Government provides funding to over 350 Victorian neighbourhood houses. The funds support a wide range of activities.
Funding for the Neighbourhood House Co-ordination Program (NHCP) can be used to support the running of a range of activities which meet community needs. These include:
- Drop-in centres
- Recreational activities like yoga and tai chi
- Training and further education
- Volunteering, including serving on the committee and preparing meals in the community kitchen.
Modernising neighbourhood houses
Grants have also been made available to existing neighbourhood houses for one-off capital improvements. Funds have been used to:
- redevelop existing buildings that have become run down or needed repair
- upgrade facilities, for example to allow disabled access
- co-locate existing facilities to buildings with multiple uses
- purchase equipment to provide information communication technology and services for community use.
One-off grants were made available to some neighbourhood houses in bushfire-affected areas to support community recovery. Funds could be spent on any activity which could help the community, including:
- providing counselling
- delivering essential goods to people who had lost their homes
- holding community functions to bring people together, such as communal lunches.
Find out more about neighbourhood houses:
- Learn how the Victorian Government supports neighbourhood houses.
- Learn how neighbourhood houses are helping people connect and find work.
- Are you a Victorian Government Funded Neighbourhood House? Visit the neighbourhood house Resource Centre for guidelines, report templates, publications and other information.
- Visit the Association of Neighbourhood Houses and Learning Centres (ANHLC) (opens in new browser) to find a neighbourhood house near you.