Let’s support the great work of Neighbourhood Houses & Learning Centres
Vic-based PWF believes the whole country misses out in NOT hearing news about how grassroots sectors like the Neighbourhood House, Adult Learning sectors are faring INTERSTATE!
In Victoria, the Association of Neighbourhood Houses & Learning Centres (ANHLC) – although still celebrating the state government’s ‘funding recognition’ of the state’s 360 strong House contribution to community strengthening – is powering ahead with lobbying to local MPs prior to the State election in November.
To keep the realistic funding campaign momentum going they plan employing a part-time campaign coordinator – a position that will rely on increased income from membership fees and contributions from the sector.
ANHLC Membership Fee Increase
For the 06-07 financial year there will be a 20% increase – greater than the usual 2%-3% CPI increase normally applied to the fees each year.
A Fighting Fund Contribution Request
A request form has also been distributed with the membership renewal kit so the collective action for change can continue.
A ‘Major Public Event’ Suggestion
An important aim in this second phase of the funding campaign is to promote the sector and the funding situation to the general community beyond those already involved in Houses and Centres.
To achieve this a ‘major public event’ is being considered – it will depend on gaining increased staffing and financial resources for planning and management.
Looking at the sector picture around OZ, we know that National Link, the Collective of the National Link of Neighbourhood Houses and Community Learning Centres is composed of:
BUT we don’t know much more! Over the next few weeks we shall do some research and hope to bring you some news of the interstate achievements.
PWF knows the sector is ‘time poor’ but would love to hear about achievements from interstate and contribute to the work of the sector by publishing these stories.
If you can spare a minute email a few points to email@example.com and we’ll follow up!