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  • Board Nominations | Australian Neighbour

    Member Representative and Committee Nomination Information Would you like to get involved with the governance of ANHCA? There are two ways you can get involved - as a state representative or as a committee member. These positions are open to anyone in the neighbourhood and community houses and centres sector. Member Representative ​ As a member representative you will represent one of the member states, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia, and Victoria. As a state representative you will be appointed to act as a member states representative where you will vote at general meetings and stand for election. Please find the application form on page 13. Committee Member ​ ANHCA's committee consists of up to eight members from each state, with specific roles as President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary available. Please find the application form on page 14. Application document

  • Supporting Stronger Communities Grants

    Supporting Stronger Communities Grant Program ​ ​ We are proud to be partnering with Sidney Myer Fund to provide the S upporting 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. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Stay tuned for the next round! ​ Register for the Info Session Download the 2023 Program Guidelines Download the Information about eligible Partnership arrangements Download the guide on Creating a Budget APPLY NOW ON SMARTY GRANTS!

  • SSC Training | Australian Neighbour

    Training for Grant Applications Emily, the ANHCA Grants officer has put together two videos that discuss eligibility factors and the assessment criteria that the panel consider when reading grant applications. Watch these videos to improve your application. Eligibility Factors Assessment Criteria

  • Our 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 info@communitycentressa.asn.au www.communitycentressa.asn.au ​ Linkwest (WA) (08) 6164 9823 office@linkwest.asn.au www.linkwest.asn.au ​ Local Community Services Association (NSW) (02) 9660 2044 admin@lcsansw.org.au www.lcsansw.org.au ​ Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania (03) 6228 6515 nht@nht.org.au www.nht.org.au ​ Neighbourhood Houses Victoria (03) 9602 1228 info@nhvic.org.au www.nhvic.org.au ​ ​ Neighbourhood Centres Queensland info@ncq.org.au www.ncq.org.au

  • Information for Houses & Centres | Australian Neighbour

    Information for Houses and Centres What is the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR? What is Deductible Gift Recipient status? Does the existance of the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR mean that my house/ centre has DGR status? Is there a cost assoicated with accessing the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR How can the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR assist my house/ centre Eligibility Aligning with ANHCA Constitution Does this mean houses/ centre can access salary packaging and other tax consessions Administration of the funds Advocacy What is the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR? What is the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR The ANHCA Public Fund for DGR is a vehicle Neighbourhood Houses/Centres can use to accept tax deductible donations or apply for grants from philanthropic foundations/trusts and corporations requiring DGR (deductible gift recipient) tax status. It is overseen by the Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association (ANHCA) Inc. The listing of ANHCA Inc. for DGR Item 1 status in Division 30, section 30 -45 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, ensures donations of $2 or more to the ANHC Public Fund are tax deductible. What is Deductible Gift Recipient status? An organisation that has deductible gift recipient (DGR) status can receive tax deductible gifts. An individual or business that makes a donation to an organisation with DGR status can deduct the amount of the donation from their taxable income, which means they pay less tax. Does the existence of the ANHCA Public fund for DGR mean that my House/ Centre has DGR status in its own right? No, the DGR status remains with ANHCA, which is why funding applications are lodged in ANHCA’s name and all donations and grants money must be paid through ANHCA to be issued with a tax receipt. Is there a cost to access the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR? An administrative charge of 5% is deducted from donations and grants. This charge contributes to the costs associated with administrating the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR. How can the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR assist my Neighbourhood House/ Centre? Neighbourhood Houses/ Centres can now use the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR to receive tax deductible donations and apply for funds from philanthropic organisations and corporate foundations requiring DGR status. Is my Neighbourhood House/Centre eligible? To be eligible, your Neighbourhood House/ Centre must meet the following criteria: Be an organisation (as opposed to an individual) Be a financial member of the relevant State Peak Body Be a legal entity (ie an incorporated body) If the organisation is a network or peak body rather than a Neighbourhood House or Centre in its own right, it must apply funds to furthering or supporting the work of Neighbourhood Houses/Centres Not have DGR status Do the funds have to align with ANHCA Constitution? Yes, the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR can legally only direct funds to other entities in furtherance of the purposes in ANHCA’s constitution. These are to: Contribute to national policy and issues of common interest to the Neighbourhood House and Centre sector in Australia Promote and strengthen the national identity of the Neighbourhood House and Centre sector in Australia Enhance the quality, skills and knowledge of the Neighbourhood House and Centre sector in Australia Support the activity and work of the Neighbourhood House and Centre sector in Australia. ANHCA can accept funds and direct them for the work carried out by Neighbourhood Houses/ Centres, including project-based support and general support. Does the ANHCA Public Fund mean Neighbourhood Houses/Centres can access salary packaging and other tax concessions? No. Salary packaging is only available for employees directly employed by a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI). The ANHCA Public Fund for DGR is not a PBI and even if it were, it could not pass on additional tax incentives to other organisations. Who is involved with the administration of the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR? The fund is governed by the ANHCA Public Fund Committee, made up of representatives from the Neighbourhood House and Centre sector, the majority of whom come under the ATO definition of ‘Responsible Persons.’ Why do not all Neighbourhood Houses and Centres have DGR status themselves rather than having to go through the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR? Ideally, all Neighbourhood Houses/Centres should have DGR status in their own right. Some do – about 14% Australia-wide – but the majority who have applied for DGR status have been turned down from endorsement because the variety of services they provide do not fit into an existing DGR category. ANHCA has lobbied hard for many years to change the tax laws to include a general DGR category for Neighbourhood Houses/Centres. (See our Advocacy page ) What is Deductible Gift Recipient status? Does the existance of the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR mean that my house/ centre has DGR status? Is there a cost assoicated with accessing the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR How can the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR assist my house/ centre Eligibility Aligning with ANHCA Constitution Does this mean houses/ centre can access salary packaging and other tax consessions Administration of the funds Advocacy

  • Donate | Australian Neighbour

    Donations “Thank you to all Neighbourhood Houses. The dedication of staff and volunteers is second to none, changing lives every day.” Thank you for your interest in donating to our wonderful Neighbourhood Houses and Centres. ​ We accept and distribute donations on the behalf of States, Houses and Centres under our DGR Status. We also are able to accept donations for the Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association as the peak body. Donate to a House or Centre Donate to ANHCA

  • Contact | Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association

    Contact We would love to hear from you! Contact Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association (ANHCA) today. ​ Contact: Jarrah Kelly, Project Support Specialist Email: jarrah@anhca.org Mobile: 0428 964 817

  • Decent Work & Economic Growth | ANHCA

    Why it matters What we are doing About the goal Our targets About the Goal About This goals aims to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work. Sustained and inclusive economic growth can drive progress, create jobs for all and improve living standards. Having a job does not guarantee a decent living, with many people living below the poverty line despite having paid employment. Additionally, women and girls must have equal access to equal opportunities with men and boys for employment. Everyone benefits when people are more productive and are contributing to their countries economic growth. This process starts in youth, by providing young people with opportunities in education and training it ensures that young people have skills that match the labour market demands. Why it Matters 7.1 % The current unemployment rate in Australia 2.6% Average growth rate in Australian between 2014 - 2018 75% of Australians graduate from high school Why Localising the SDGs A Community Led Approach to Global Issues​: Webinar 6 ​ Speakers Andrew Leigh, Federal Shadow Minister Matt Pfahlert, CEO of ACRE Sophie Arnold, UNAA Victoria Oona Ormsby, Northcliffe Family and Community Centre Ramona Barry, The Bridge Daredin ​ Hosted By Nicole Battle, President of ANHCA What Neighbourhood Houses & Centres are doing Neighbourhood Houses and Centres work towards achieving this goal at a community level by providing services that enable people to access services and gain employment. For example our Houses/ Centres offer; Resume services Employment services Child care Centrelink ​ ​ Our Targets Targes What

  • Partnership for the Goals | ANHCA

    Why it matters What we are doing About the goal Our targets About the Goal About We are all in this together. Strong international cooperation is needed now more than ever to ensure that countries have the means to achieve the goals. The Agenda is universal and calls for action by all countries and developing countries, to ensure no one is left behind. Support for the goals is gaining momentum, but major challenges still remain, by forming partnership we can ensure that the goals are being worked on together. Why it Matters Australia should learn from SDG leading countries such as Sweden & Denmark Need to increase public awareness on the SDGs through partnerships 38th Ranking decreased from 17th to 38th in 2019. Why What What Neighbourhood Houses & Centres are doing Without our partners houses and centres would not be able to serve the community the way they do. Our partners help us reach more people and provide more services and give us the opportunity to target the Sustainable Development Goals. ​ In Victoria in 2018 there were a reported 3,689 active partnerships in neighbourhood houses in an average month. ​ Our Partnerships include, but are not limited to; ​ Local, State and Federal Governments Sidney Myer FoodBank SecondBite Learn Local Our Targets Targets

  • Sustainable Development Goals | ANHCA

    Sustainable Development Goals The 17 Sustainable Development Goals developed by the United Nations are urgent call to action by all countries to bring peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. ​ Neighbourhood and community houses and centres across Australia work towards these goals everyday. From food parcel programs to outreach programs to disadvantaged members of our community. ​ We are the heart of our community. ​ Training for the SDGs is on our SDG's for Neighbourhood and Community Houses and Centres page In Partnership with 1/1

  • 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 ​ ​

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