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  • Managing Contractors and the Risks | Australian Neighbour

    Managing Contractors and the Associated Risks Every organisation is responsible for classifying your workers for tax and super purposes. If you make an incorrect decision, you may face penalties. On 9 Feb 2022, the High Court handed down decisions in CFMMEU v Personnel Contracting [2022] HCA 1 and ZG Operations v Jamsek [2022] HCA 2, which impact ATO advice and guidance in relation to classifying workers. ​ This session catered to how these recent changes impact the Australian Neighbourhood House sector. Topics covered in the session: Determining whether your workers are an employee or contractor Superannuation obligations that may apply to certain contractors Where to find additional support Brought to you by ANHCA , presented by NHV Assist and Salt Legal . ​ You can watch the recording of the session here. (Passcode: #n15@Adl) ​ Access the presentation slides here. ​ If you have any follow-up questions contact Sonya from NHV Assist at

  • Home | Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association

    The Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association (ANHCA) is the national peak body for Neighbourhood Houses and Centres in Australia. About Us We represent over 1000 neighbourhood and community houses and centres across Australia. ANHCA Public Fund for DGR The ANHCA Public Fund for DGR assists eligible Houses and Centres to receive tax deductible donations from individuals and businesses and apply for project funding from philanthropic trusts and foundations. ANHCA and the SDGs We are dedicated to working towards the United Nations 17 Goals. Find out how here Life is worth getting on with when you are able to come to the centre, feel safe, and connect with others who are feeling just like you do. Life is brighter if you have something to look forward to and someone to talk and laugh with. Centre Attendee Rostrata Family Centre in Western Australia

  • Director ID FAQ | Australian Neighbour

    Director ID FAQ The following information to here to assist you in identifying whether your organisation is required to obtain a Director ID. ​ ​ Most Incorporated Associations are not required to obtain a Director ID. However, it will be required to obtain a Director ID if your organisation has an ARBN which permits interstate dealings. Members on the border (and Public Companies Limited by Guarantee) may need to get one. What is a Director ID? ​A director identification number (director ID) is a unique identifier you will keep forever. It will help to prevent the use of false or fraudulent director identities. ​ Who needs a director ID? You need a director ID if you’re an eligible officer of: a company, registered Australian body, or registered foreign company under the Corporations Act 2001 (Corporations Act) an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act). An eligible officer is a person who is appointed as either: a director an alternate director who is acting in that capacity. You will only ever need one director ID. You don’t have to apply for another one if you become a director of other companies. You must apply for your own director ID to verify your identity. ​ People who do not need a director ID You don't need a director ID if you're either: a company secretary but not a director acting as an external administrator of a company running a business as a sole trader or partnership referred to as a ‘director’ in your job title but have not been appointed as a director under the Corporations Act or the CATSI Act a director of a registered charity with an organisation type that is not registered with ASIC or ORIC to operate throughout Australia an officer of an unincorporated association, cooperative or incorporated association established under state or territory legislation, unless the organisation is also a registered Australian body. State Based Incorporated Associations do not need a director ID unless they have an ARBN (this is not an ABN) or if they are a Public Company Limited by Guarantee or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation (registered under the CATSI Act). ​ Do you have or do you need a Australian Registerable Body Number (ARBN)? ​ Some organisations, like associations, can only conduct business in their ‘home’ state or territory, these include associations formed under these Act’s: Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 (Vic) Associations Incorporation Act 1985 (SA) Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (WA) Associations Incorporation Act 2009 (NSW) Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (QLD) Associations Incorporations Act 1964 (TAS) Associations Act 2003 (NT) Associations Incorporations Act 1991 (ACT) In order to business across the border these organisations must become Australian Registrable Bodies and be issued an Australian Registrable Body Number (ARBN) by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC). If you deal interstate and do not have one you need to register. If you register for an ARBN, your board members need to also apply for a Director Identification Number. Apply for your director ID You can apply for a director ID now. When you need to apply is determined by when you were first appointed, and under which Act. If you plan to become a director, you can apply before you’re appointed. Apply now Find out more information here ​ If you are unsure if you have a ARBN you can check here If you would like more details on the ARBN you can see it here You can apply for an ARBN through Form 401 here ​ ​

  • ANHCA Public Fund for DGR

    About the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR ANHCA Public Fund for DGR can support your Neighbourhood House/Centre to receive tax deductible donations and project funding from philanthropic organisations and corporate foundations . ​ The ANHCA Public Fund for DGR (deductible gift recipient) is a vehicle Neighbourhood Houses/Centres can use to accept tax deductible donations ($20 or over) or apply for grants from philanthropic foundations/trusts and corporations requiring DGR tax status. It is overseen by the Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association (ANHCA) Inc. ANHCA is listed by name as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) from 01 Jul 2013. ​ It is covered by Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. This ensures donations of $20 or more to the ANHCA Public Fund are tax deductible. ​ Find out how to apply to receive tax deductible donations here Find out how to apply for a grant that requires DGR status here

  • Neighbourhood House Week | ANHCA

    Neighbourhood House Week Neighbourhood House Week, happening across Australia from 8 to 14 M ay 2023 , is a nationwide initiative to celebrate the role of over 1,000 Neighbourhood and Community Houses and Centres. In New South Wales, Queensland, and Western Australia, it is referred to as Neighbourhood Centre Week, and in South Australia it is referred to as Community Centre Week. ​ This year's theme is 'Locals connecting Locals' . Resource Packs: Different Resource Packs have been created for each state. Please ensure you choose the pack appropriate for your state as provided with the icons below.​​ ​ Note: The links will take you to Google Drive, where you can download a zipped folder containing the Resource Pack for your state. New South Wales Queensland South Australia NSW Pack QLD Pack SA Pack Tasmania TAS Pack Victoria VIC Pack Western Australia WA Pack Included in the pack As well as the logo and state specific social media tiles, each pack contains the following resources, branded for Houses, Centres or Community Centres: I Love ... sign Give your members, guests, and event participants the opportunity to express why your House / Centre is important to them. Editable Weekly Schedule Promote your NHW events using the editable poster. Editable Poster/Flyer Promote your NHW event using the editable poster/flyer. Photo Frame Template Add in your photos from NHW with this photo frame to share.

  • Grants | Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association

    Grants for targeting disadvantage We are proud to be partnering with Sidney Myer Fund to provide the Supporting Stronger Communities grants program. These grants provide up to $10,000 for Neighbourhood and Community Houses and Centres to tackle poverty and disadvantage in local communities. So far over 100 neighbourhood houses/centres across Australia have received them to deliver important initiatives. Read about them . ​ These grants are only available to Neighbourhood and Community Houses and Centres who are members of our state peak bodies . ​ The grants are aimed at towns or cities with a population of more than 15,000 people. If you are from an area with a smaller population, see Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s (FRRR) Strengthening Rural Communities program. ​ The grants will take place across 3 rounds in 2023. We've uploaded two videos to assist you in your grant writing. Watch them here. Round 12 Opens: 6 February 2023 Closes: 16 March 2023 Download the 2023 Program Guidelines Download the Information about eligible Partnership arrangements Download the guide on Creating a Budget APPLY NOW via SMARTY GRANTS!

  • Grants | Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association

    Previous recipients of the Supporting Strong Communities Grants We are proud to partner with Sidney Myer Fund to provide the Supporting Stronger Communities grants program . ​ Over 100 neighbourhood houses/centres across Australia have received up to $10,000 each for projects which tackle poverty and disadvantage in local communities. ​ Here you will information about our previous recipient projects: ​ Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8 Round 9 Round 10 Round 11 Round 1, 2019 Friday Food Club – Cheltenham Community Centre VIC – $10,000 Friday Food Club is a program specifically targeting disadvantaged groups, that is, over 55s who are in social housing and at risk or experiencing social isolation; underemployed with mental health challenges; and people who are homeless. The program will engage people in these cohorts to come and cook a hot meal together and also cook a meal for people that are homeless. It will provide skills in cooking, health and nutrition, socialisation, community participation, connectedness, and thinking about others. Somali Young Women’s Art Project – Canterbury City Community Centre NSW – $10,000 The aim of Somali Young Women’s Art Project is to improve the health, wellbeing and resilience of young women aged 13-19 from Somalia and other North African communities living in the Canterbury Bankstown area. Many of these young women arrived here as refugees or were born in Australia to parents who arrived as refugees and are struggling through their adolescent years – reconciling their traditional family cultural expectations with growing up in Sydney, leading to increased conflict at home. To engage this group and address the above issues, Canterbury City Community Centre will run a 20 week creative arts program. Men’s Building Better Lives Program – Logan East Community Neighbourhood Association QLD – $10,000 The Men’s Building Better Lives program will address the importance of men connecting with each other and teach them strategies to improve and change the way they might act and communicate with others, including parenting skills. Creative Enterprising Women – Wellsprings for Women VIC – $10,000 Creative Enterprising Women involves migrant and refugee women with low levels of English and educational backgrounds who seek financial security, in workshops where they build confidence and get access to income generating pathways. During the workshops the women get to document their existing skills and talents through a skills audit, explore available possibilities for generating income, develop a goal plan and learn about the pathways to micro-businesses, self employment, social enterprises, and other programs. Moon Rabbit Mobile Bulk Foods – The Bridge Preston VIC – $10,000 To address food insecurity in Preston, The Bridge will set up a Mobile Bulk Food Co-Op. The Preston 2016 SEIFA index is 994 – high disadvantage. The three key components of food insecurity are inadequate supply, inaccessibility and inappropriate use. This project addresses all three. Vulnerable community members will buy food at a reduced price, without plastic packaging, in appropriate volumes, with cooking demonstrations and recipes. Moon Rabbit Mobile Bulk Foods, the first mobile bulk food Co-Op in Melbourne creates increased social capital and wellbeing. It will provide savings, social connectivity and healthy food for the most disadvantaged in the Darebin community. Table of Plenty – Greenacre Area Community Centre NSW – $10,000 Table of Plenty will provide fortnightly lunches, material support and living skills to disadvantaged and vulnerable community members including recently arrived migrants and refugees, people affected by mental health and social housing tenants. The program will provide a cooked nutritious communal lunch, food parcels and skills in preparing low cost nutritious meals, and will link participants with services to reduce poverty, as food is one of the first items to be sacrificed when people experience poverty. FREE – Financial Resilience Empowerment & Education – The Spiers Centre WA – $10,000 The FREE (Financial Resilience Empowerment and Education) program aims to enhance the engagement of Aboriginal people in activities that promote strength, resilience and wellbeing. The community partners engaged in this project have the capacity, experience and commitment to train and support identified community leaders and elders to support their communities in furthering their financial literacy and capability. Kenley Court Neighbourhood House Client Support – Banksia Gardens Community Services VIC – $10,000 Banksia Garden Community Services manages the Kenley Court Neighbourhood House located in Meadow Heights, one of the most disadvantaged suburbs in Hume City Council on Melbourne’s northern fringe. Kenley Court delivers programs for the local community including its successful after-school Study Group primarily targeted at refugee and newly arrived migrant children and young people. A dedicated client support service will help refugees, migrants and other disadvantaged residents take the necessary steps to improve their financial and personal circumstances. SKCC Holiday Clubs – The South Kingsville Community Centre VIC – $5,000 This project will provide a series of holiday programs for children and young adults from disadvantaged cohorts. These programs include a combination of life skills, education, arts and social inclusion. An example program involves art using recyclable materials. The participants explore the work of artists like Jane Perkins and Jason Mecier then recreate their own versions of artwork. Other program types include cooking classes and coding computer classes to aid life skills and education. The centre aims to run at least two programs every school holidays. All Girls are Knockouts – Laverton Community Integrated Services VIC – $10,000 Laverton Community Integrated Services in partnership with the Laverton Youth Foundation and Laverton Boxing Gym will run a female youth program targeting the young CALD women who reside within the Hobsons Bay and Wyndham municipalities. The project will teach Women’s Safety and focus on empowerment, self-defence, fitness, assertiveness, social media/ sexting and online safety. Community Outreach Officer – Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre Inc VIC – $10,000 This project will employ a Community Outreach Officer (COO) dedicated to engaging with new clients who would access the centre’s free and low cost community programs. Specifically, the COO would target those who are disadvantaged by social isolation, age, ESL, and those who face financial barriers to participation. The COO would also establish relationships with external services, such as Job Service Agencies (JSAs), to promote and support participants enrolling in our pre-accredited training programs. They would liaise with the JSAs to develop courses that meet the needs of the unemployed, and give them the skills required for meaningful employment. Seeds for Change – Ottoway Takes Action on Climate Change – Junction Community Centre Inc SA – $10,000 Ottoway has the capacity to show how neighbourhoods can affordably green and cool our streets and gardens, foster friendships and create habitat for local flora and fauna. The Seeds for Change initiative invites neighbours to a series of free spring and summer propagation workshops where they share skills and nurture native, drought tolerant species to be planted throughout winter in residents’ front gardens and verges. This place-making activity shows how local action can transform lives and communities. It is hands on and lends itself to intergenerational and intercultural involvement that honours Indigenous culture. Strengthening Women Program – Yangebup Family Centre Inc WA – $8,465 This program will deliver eight workshops to support women who are disadvantaged to develop self-esteem, self-care, resilience and employment skills. Following the conclusion of the workshops we will hold individual meetings with participants to identify strengths and opportunities to volunteer or gain work experience in the community. ​ ​

  • Neighbourhood House Week | ANHCA

    Find a Neighbourhood House/ Centre Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association (ANHCA) represents over 1000 houses and centres around Australia. Each Neighbourhood House and Centre across Australia is represented by six state peak bodies that make up the membership of ANHCA. Tasmania Find a House/Centre Victoria Find a House/Centre Linkwest (WA) Find a House/Centre Queensland Find a House/Centre NSW Find a House/Centre South Australia Find a House/Centre

  • Resources | Australian Neighbour

    Resources Grants Planning Calendar Annual Reports Sustainable Development Goals Training Board Nominations

  • Research | Australian Neighbour

    Research Publications Find research reports and publications on issues and topics of relevance to the neighbourhood and community houses and centres sector. List Title This is a Paragraph. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start editing the content and make sure to add any relevant details or information that you want to share with your visitors. List Title This is a Paragraph. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start editing the content and make sure to add any relevant details or information that you want to share with your visitors. List Title This is a Paragraph. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start editing the content and make sure to add any relevant details or information that you want to share with your visitors. List Title This is a Paragraph. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start editing the content and make sure to add any relevant details or information that you want to share with your visitors.

  • Members | Australian Neighbour

    ANHCA Members There are over 1,000 Neighbourhood Houses and Centres across Australia, represented by six state peak bodies that make up the membership of ANHCA. ​ The shared vital elements of all houses and centres is that they provide a diverse and constantly evolving range of positive social, health, educational and economic outcomes for individuals, families and communities, particularly for those experiencing disadvantage. Community Centres South Australia (08) 8371 4622 ​ Linkwest (WA) (08) 9485 8929 ​ Local Community Services Association (NSW) (02) 9660 2044 ​ Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania (03) 6228 6515 ​ Neighbourhood Houses Victoria (03) 9602 1228 ​ ​ Neighbourhood Centres Queensland

  • Annual Report | Australian Neighbour

    Annual Report We produce an annual report each financial year to report on our progress and financial position. Current Annual Report ​ Download the Annual Report 2021 - 2022 (PDF 6MB) Thank you to all neighbourhood and community houses and centres who contributed images, stories and statistics to make this annual report possible. ​ ​ Past Annual Reports ​ Annual Report 2020 - 2021 (PDF 6MB) ​ Annual Report 2019 - 2020 (PDF 5MB) ​

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