Our Committee of Management
Bendigo Neighbourhood Hub is governed by a Committee of Management made up of volunteers from the community of Bendigo. The Committee of Management is elected each year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) from the members of Bendigo Neighbourhood Hub. Membership fee is a gold coin donation. The Annual General Meeting is held in October each year.
Angelique Whitehouse has been the Coordinator of Bendigo Neighbourhood Hub since 2011. She has seen us go from 'Neale Street Neighbourhood House' to 'Bendigo Neighbourhood House' and now to our most recent transformation (and address change) into 'Bendigo Neighbourhood Hub'. She is passionate about community development, has established herself as an advocate for the local Karen refugee community and is often seen carrying visitors' babies around.
Bendigo Neighbourhood Hub is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ABN 55 637 008 124.
Funding & Associations
Bendigo Neighbourhood Hub is funded through the Department of Human Service's, Neighbourhood House Coordination Program (NHCP). Bendigo Neighbourhood Hub is part of the Regional Association of Neighbourhood Houses (RANCH), one of the 16 networks of Neighbourhood Houses in Victoria, whose peak body is the Association of Neighbourhood Houses and Learning Centres (ANHLC).
As a Learn Local organisation, the funded courses delivered by Bendigo Neighbourhood Hub are funded through the Department of Education's, Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board.
Grants, Donations, Volunteers, & Friends of the House
Here at Bendigo Neighbourhood Hub, we are able to run our activities, provide support, advocate for, engage and learn with our community, largely due to the ongoing support and help of our very own local community.
Whether it is our Local Council or local businesses, who provide grants, equipment or supplies; other local community groups, who make donations or support our efforts with people power, individuals who donate items, their professional skills and or their valuable time, we are grateful to all our Friends of the House.
Friends of Ben
Ben, our Neighbourhood House Pup, is a recent addition to our house. We are grateful to all the visitors and volunteers who take part in his care and contribute to his gorgeous loving nature.