‘House’ boost

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Wim­mera ‘neigh­bour­hood house’ ser­vices at Halls Gap, Rain­bow and Kaniva are set for a boost as part of the 201819 state bud­get.

La­bor Mem­ber for Western Vic­to­ria Jaala Pul­ford said Halls Gap Neigh­bour­hood House, Rain­bow Learn­ing Group and Neigh­bour­hood House and Kaniva’s LINK Neigh­bour­hood House were all el­i­gi­ble for a fund­ing in­crease.

She said the in­crease would take their to­tal num­ber of funded hours from 20 to 25 a week.

Ms Pul­ford said the gov­ern­ment, in pro­vid­ing $21.8-mil­lion of fund­ing to Vic­to­ria’s neigh­bour­hood house net­work to sup­port staff, vol­un­teers and com­mu­ni­ties, would help more fam­i­lies ac­cess ac­tiv­i­ties and ser­vices.

“We back neigh­bour­hood houses be­cause they’re the heart of any com­mu­nity, in­clud­ing the Wim­mera,” she said.

“This is a boost that will have a real im­pact on all those con­nected to neigh­bour­hood houses, whether it be their staff, their vol­un­teers or the peo­ple who visit them.”

The ex­tra fund­ing takes the La­bor Gov­ern­ment’s con­tri­bu­tion to Halls Gap Neigh­bour­hood House, Rain­bow Learn­ing Group and Neigh­bour­hood House and LINK Neigh­bour­hood House to $73,801 each year.

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