A neighbourhood house is where people can become involved in community events, find out about other services or activities in the area, join a class or support group or take up an activity for fun and enjoyment.
2018-19 funding increase
Through the 2018-19 State Budget the Victorian Government has committed an additional $21.8 million over four years investment for the Neighbourhood House Coordination Program. This investment is made of three components:
- additional coordination hours to funded houses receiving less than 25 hours per week
- increased funding to Neighbourhood House Networks to deliver additional hours of support to neighbourhood houses
- additional coordination hours available to new or existing unfunded neighbourhood houses. Eligible organisations will be able to apply for up to 25 coordination hours per week.
The application process for the funding components will be phased.
Phase one - now open
Neighbourhood houses funded through the Neighbourhood House Coordination Program for less than 25 hours per week are invited to submit an application.
How to apply
- Download and carefully read the Expression of Interest Guidelines and Application form Neighbourhood House Coordination program Additional Hours 2018, available from the resources section at the bottom of this page
- email any questions to the department’s Community Capacity Building team on NHCP@dhhs.vic.gov.au
Closing date for applications
Final applications must be emailed to NHCP@dhhs.vic.gov.au prior to 5pm, 15 June 2018.
Phase two will incorporate:
- increased funding for Networks
- funding for new or unfunded neighbourhood houses.
How to apply
Phase two will commence in the coming weeks. The department will contact all neighbourhood house networks as part of this process. An open application process will be conducted as part of the funding process for new and unfunded neighbourhood houses.