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UPPER MURRAY REGIONAL NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE NETWORK

OUR  PURPOSE

Our Network exists to empower, support and enable our members to be outstanding and impactful community development leaders in their communities.

We do this in a range of ways, including direct operational and governance support, network-wide projects and advocacy.

HOW WE WORK WITH OUR MEMBERS

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SUPPORT

We work with managers and committees to provide governance and operational orientation, support and training.

ADVOCACY

We raise awareness of neighbourhood houses as key community assets.

PROJECTS

We seek opportunities for network-wide projects that increase the impact of our members.

Neighbourhood houses in Upper Murray provide outstanding community value.

The community value of the work of our neighbourhood houses in 2022 is over $18M. This equates to:

  • $3.26 for every $1 of income generated;

  • $12.19 for every $1 of Neighbourhood House Coordination Program funding; and

  • $485.68 for every hour the average neighbourhood house is in use

Hear from some of the many volunteers that support the community through their neighbourhood house.

LATEST NEWS

Skills for Life at Yarrawonga

The Skills for Life program was developed in response to an identified need for a program to teach valuable life skills to NDIS participants, in a small group setting, face-to-face,  over a number of sessions.  

"Since the program started we have seen a significant growth in the participants' confidence, have seen them form new friendships, and have observed an improvement in their communication skills and abilities overall," said YMCLC CEO, Julie-Anne Clarke
Yarrawonga Mulwala Community & Learning Centre has developed a program to teach valuable life skills to NDIS participants.

The Skills for Life program was developed in response to an identified need for a program to teach valuable life skills to NDIS participants, in a small group setting, face-to-face, over a number of sessions.

"Since the program started we have seen a significant growth in the participants' confidence, have seen them form new friendships, and have observed an improvement in their communication skills and abilities overall," said YMCLC CEO, Julie-Anne Clarke

Celebrating connections through art

Pangerang Community Hub has held an annual Student Art Exhibition for the last 9 years. "It's such a wonderful way to celebrate the students," said Tennille Hall, Pangerang Community Hub Executive Officer, "they always feel so proud."

"Each year we have a 'wall of fame' where we identify a strong female leader from the community who has made a significant contribution through volunteering, been a trail blazer, or achieved something significant."
Pangerang Community Hub annual exhibition celebrates local artists and strong female community leaders.

Pangerang Community Hub has held an annual Student Art Exhibition for the last 9 years. "It's such a wonderful way to celebrate the students," said Tennille Hall, Pangerang Community Hub Executive Officer, "they always feel so proud."

"Each year we have a 'wall of fame' where we identify a strong female leader from the community who has made a significant contribution through volunteering, been a trail blazer, or achieved something significant."

It's the little things that count

A member of Trudewind Road Neighbourhood House lost her husband early in 2023. Here's a story about a small act of kindness from staff and volunteers at Trudewind that was very much appreciated.
The little acts of kindness that happen every day at neighbourhood houses make a big difference in people's lives.

A member of Trudewind Road Neighbourhood House lost her husband early in 2023. Here's a story about a small act of kindness from staff and volunteers at Trudewind that was very much appreciated.

NETWORK  EVENTS

  • 28 Mar 2024, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Virtual event
    An opportunity to get together, share the challenges of being the Chair of a neighbourhood house, and develop networks and supports at a local level.
  • 09 May 2024, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Virtual event
    An opportunity to get together, share the challenges of being the Chair of a neighbourhood house, and develop networks and supports at a local level.
  • 20 June 2024, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Virtual event
    An opportunity to get together, share the challenges of being the Chair of a neighbourhood house, and develop networks and supports at a local level.
  • 01 Aug 2024, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Virtual event
    An opportunity to get together, share the challenges of being the Chair of a neighbourhood house, and develop networks and supports at a local level.
  • 12 Sept 2024, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Virtual event
    An opportunity to get together, share the challenges of being the Chair of a neighbourhood house, and develop networks and supports at a local level.
  • 24 Oct 2024, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Virtual event
    An opportunity to get together, share the challenges of being the Chair of a neighbourhood house, and develop networks and supports at a local level.
  • 05 Dec 2024, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Virtual event
    An opportunity to get together, share the challenges of being the Chair of a neighbourhood house, and develop networks and supports at a local level.

FIND YOUR LOCAL NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE

GET IN TOUCH

628 Upper Ryans Creek Rd, Upper Ryans Creek VIC 3673, Australia

0488 572225

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