Funding for local houses

By Riverine Herald

AS PART of the recently announced Victorian Budget, $21.8 million will be invested across the neighbourhood house network.

The Crossenvale Community Group, Girgarre Community Group, Lockington District Business Centre and the Rochester Community House are eligible for an increase, which would take their total of funded hours from 20 to 25 hours per week.

Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp said the State Government backed neighbourhood houses because they were “the heart of the community.”

“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 that visit them,” he said.