Community needs addressed with funding increase
With the promised funding increase of $27.8 million over four years to the Neighbourhood House Coordination Program (NHCP) the hardworking ANHLC campaign committee and its supporters can relax. The more ‘realistic’ funding is a lifeline for those Victorian Neighbourhood Houses funded for less than 15 hours per week.
The increase in funding was announced at the May 2006 ANHLC Conference by Minister Candy Broad. The $27.8 million package announced includes an additional:
The Dept for Victorian Communities accepts the position that:
Minister Broad said ?Neighbourhood houses connect people with their communities. For example, they offer isolated mums in the suburbs the opportunity to meet with each other, develop friendships and learn new skills….
We are continuing to invest in key services, in important infrastructure and in our greatest resource, people….
Neighbourhood houses are a key element in developing stronger communities and we plan to explore opportunities for more local community links with neighbourhood houses.”
Congrats to all parties involved on a promising outcome.