The Department of Health and Human Services provides funding to Neighbourhood Houses Victoria (NHV), Neighbourhood House Networks and Neighbourhood Houses. This 3 tiered funding model allows support to be offered across the entire sector.
The Victorian Government provides funding to over 350 Victorian Neighbourhood Houses, including the 12 houses in the Wimmera West Grampians Network. The funds support a wide range of activities. They do this through the Neighbourhood House Co-ordination Program 2012 – 2015.
The project’s neighbourhood houses are funded to support the engagement of a coordinator. Neighbourhood houses can also use the funds for community programs. Occasionally, one-off grants to fund capital works are made available.
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:
Grants have also been made available to existing Neighbourhood Houses for one-off capital improvements. Funds have been used to:
Wimmera West Grampians NH Network area DHHS Representatives: Dianne Stewart, Community Participation Officer
Cassie Atchison, Team Leader Community Participation