Today Marks the launch of 2018 NHVIC Budget & Election Campaign.
WE DELIVER WILL YOU?
Why we are campaigning:
• Funding for Neighbourhood Houses has not
kept pace with rising operational costs and the
demands of Victoria’s increasing population. The
issue is particularly acute in Victoria’s growth
corridors, and those suffering the effects of rural
isolation and the loss of employment opportunities
through industry closures.
• Victoria’s rapid growth indicates an increasing
need for more Neighbourhood Houses yet some
Neighbourhood Houses are at risk of closure.
• Victoria’s Neighbourhood Houses have not
received any increase to base funding since
2014 under the LNP State Government when
a small increase was provided to underfunded
• The ALP gave a commitment to invest in
Neighbourhood Houses in the 2014 ALP
Election Platform yet there has still not been any
increase in Neighbourhood House Coordination
• Neighbourhood House Networkers provide vital
support to Neighbourhood Houses and volunteer
committees, yet have not received any increase in
funded hours despite working in an environment of
increasing needs. What we need:
*Increased Neighbourhood House Coordination Program Funding.
*Increase in the number of State Government Funded Neighbourhood Houses in Victoria. *An increase in the support for Neighbourhood House Networks.
Tracie Lund is the Coordinator of Morwell Neighbourhood House. Contact Tracie by calling (03) 5134-5488 during office hours.
Are you a Young innovator, influencer, change maker, designer or dreamer? Do you want better things for Young People in Latrobe? We need you! Earlier this year the Minister for Youth Affairs committed $4.3 million over 3 years to fund a Co-design project to create and deliver a space or spaces for the Young People aged 12-25 years in Latrobe City. YOUTH SPACE LATROBE IS A CO-DESIGN PROJECT …led by Young People, …. for young people, … to meet the goals, needs and aspirations of Young People in the Latrobe Community WHAT ARE WE ON ABOUT: • Creating change that is needed and that makes things better. • Maximising the potential of this investment in young people. • Bringing together a range of voices, designers and innovators who can make things happen - not just talk about it, but do it. WAYS YOU CAN BE INVOLVED: Little commitment: Come and talk with us about your experiences? The real life stories of young people help us understand what works, what’s missing and what’s the best way forward. Medium Commitment: Attend a 1 day co-design workshop in January and work with others to bring ideas to life. Big Commitment: Join our Co-Design Team, be trained in Co-design and facilitate the process for other young people. To get amongst it contact Liz Bourke – Office for Youth on 0432 043 040 or firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less