The Neighbourhood House Coordination Program (NHCP) provides funding to Neighbourhood Houses, Neighbourhood House Networks and Neighbourhood Houses Victoria to:
Support the provision of community development programs and activities which lead to community-strengthening outcomes through:
supporting diversity by promoting community participation and inclusion
facilitating community development and capacity building in support of individuals and groups within communities
supporting life-long learning opportunities for people to improve their training and employment pathways and community participation; and
Support community development processes to address locally identified priorities and needs through:
development of agreed community responses to identified priorities and needs
identification of partners and funding sources
facilitating and evaluating responses to identified needs and priorities.
Neighbourhood House Coordination Program Guidelines 2016-2019
Neighbourhood House Coordination Program Guidelines 2016-2019 and sector information are now available.
The guidelines provide information to organisations funded under the Neighbourhood House Coordination program about funding and reporting requirements, governance arrangements, the roles and responsibilities of committees of management, networks and coordinators. They also include a sector guide about how to implement a community development model of the program.
The updated guidelines are similar to previous guidelines, but have been updated to reflect changes in departmental reporting requirements and to align these requirements to the current service agreement period.
All members of committees of management, coordinators and networkers are encouraged to read the guidelines to inform the operation of their neighbourhood house program.