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Posted on May 3, 2013 in House Events
Sunday May 5th marked the start of Neighbourhood House Week for 2013 in Tasmania with, the launch of our State-wide partnership with the North Melbourne Football Club, the Kangaroos.
The partnership was celebrated at the Risdon Vale Oval from 9.30am this Sunday the 5th of May with the Premier Lara Giddings, Kangaroos Chief Operating Officer Cam Vale, and TACH representatives launching the partnership. There were also simultaneous events at Clarendon Vale Primary Oval and Herdsman Cove Primary Oval. Football players from the Kangaroos and local football clubs hosted footy coaching clinics for children. Five Neighbourhood Houses, Risdon Vale Neighbourhood Centre, Clarendon Vale Neighbourhood Centre, Rokeby Neighbourhood Centre, Bridgewater Community Centre and Gagebrook Community Centre worked with the North Melbourne Football Club to make these clinics a great success.
Excitingly the TACH North Melbourne partnership also links houses and centres, anywhere in the state, with the teaching and learning facilities currently operated out of the Kangaroos base in Arden St North Melbourne through their Huddle program. Find out more
Neighbourhood Houses Week Awards Nominations are open today! (nominations close 4pm, Friday 5th April 2013.)
Last year’s Awards were a great success and it was fantastic to show off the wonderful work that you all do every day!
Neighbourhood House Week will be celebrated from the 6th to the 10th May 2013.
Neighbourhood House Awards will be held in Launceston on 8th May - nominations for Building Community Awards due Friday 5th April. For more information click here
Community Spirit Challenge – sew an item that reflects the spirit of your community entries due Wed 1st May
TACH Annual Conference in Hobart from 25th to 27th September
Posted on February 26, 2013 in TACH Events
National Simultaneous Storytime 2013 will be held on 22 May, Australia wide at 11am.
The Wrong Book by Nick Bland has been selected for this year’s National Simultaneous Storytime.
This year we are looking at linking with Everyday Literacy around this event – we will keep you posted on this.
At the moment we would like to gain an idea of how many Houses are interested, we are asking you to email us at TACH if you think your House might like to be involved this year. TACH is happy to organise books and packages again this year for the event.
Posted on February 26, 2013 in House Events
The second and last TACH Emergency Relief funding round is now open.
These funds were provided through DPAC – Social Inclusion Unit to assist Houses to assist in a small way to meet some of the rising Emergency Relief requests so many Houses are facing. The funds are only able to be used for direct provision of Emergency Assistance, such as food hampers, transport vouchers etc. (see attached guidelines)
Just like last time Houses are invited to apply for either $0-$300 or $301-$600 by completing the attached ‘Funding Request Form’ and indicating what ER provision you will be using the funding for. We also ask you to indicate what organisations, if any, you will be partnering with as it is a requirement of what we have to report back to DPAC.
Once all applications have been received TACH will distribute the highest possible amount under each category to expend the remaining $12, 000 of the original $20, 000.
Please note: to be eligible to apply for funding again, we must have received your report from the last funding round. A copy of the report format is attached, and as the form indicates there is an optional section so if you have any demographic data on recipients it will help us collate and advocate around ER needs.
Applications close Friday 8th March.
For Further information please contact the TACH office on 6228 6515 or email email@example.com
Posted on January 29, 2013 in House Events
We bid a temporary farewell to Liz Crane (TACH Development Officer) last week as she went on Maternity Leave. Liz will be rejoining us in January 2014. Good luck with baby number two!
Marguerite Grieve last week joinged the team as our Development Officer four days a week until Liz returns.
We’re really glad to have Marguerite be able to come on board and support all the work Neighbourhood Houses are doing for their communities.
Like Liz Marguerite will be working 22.5 hours a week – Tuesday to Friday in the TACH office. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Another change Steve Cooke has started working in the Literacy Capacity Building Role at TACH, Steve started in early February. Steve will be working 30 hours a fortnight mostly Thursday – Friday. Steve’s role is an increased focus in actively support Houses and their communities with addressing literacy needs. So please call Steve to seek ideas and support around literacy needs in your community. Steve’s role is to get out and sit down with Houses to help you work out workable literacy assistance to your community or even to work out where to start. Steve’s email is email@example.com
Ron Sutton is changing roles to work for two days a week until the end of Apri, focussing on various TACH projects, including the long awaited Management committee Handbook , transitioning to one day a week after this.
So a bit of change – say hi to the new team members by phone, email or at a regional or say hi to us old folk too!
Posted on December 13, 2012 in House Events
Posted on December 12, 2012 in House Events
10th December 2012
Much Needed Infrastructure Boost to Neighbourhood Houses
Neighbourhood Houses today received a welcome surprise from Premier Lara Giddings with the announcement of a $3 million fund for Community Infrastructure which includes $2 million for renovations and upgrades to Tasmania’s network of Community and Neighbourhood houses across the State.
As part of the announcement, Premier Lara Giddings said “The Government will work with the Tasmanian Association of Community Houses to determine the projects with the highest priority so work can commence as soon as possible.”
This funding announcement comes as a very welcome surprise to the 34 Neighbourhood and Community Houses across Tasmania. Many Neighbourhood House buildings are up to 30 years old, not configured for the demands now made upon them, sometimes sub-standard for modern regulations, and frequently in need of significant maintenance. As the work of Houses has expanded and the community has become more and more engaged, many of these buildings are in need of substantial upgrading or expansion to adequately meet the needs of their community. Neighbourhood Houses are recognised as an important step in re-engaging people in their community and setting them on a pathway to improved circumstances.
Simon Paul, TACH President and Coordinator of the Clarendon Vale Neighbourhood Centre today said “In difficult times, this one off injection of funding will make a huge difference to the socially isolated and disadvantaged communities the Neighbourhood Houses are located in. We have long been hearing from the Houses that infrastructure funding is needed for them to be able to continue to offer adequate services to the community, and we now look forward to working with the Government to get work started as soon as possible in those high priority areas.”
“A one-off injection of funds was listed as the number one priority in the Tasmanian Association of Community Houses’ recent submission to the 2012 State Budget, and we believe this economic stimulus is a great win – a win for local communities, the State economy, and the State government.”
The Tasmanian Association of Community Houses (TACH) is the peak body for the 34 Community and Neighbourhood Houses and Centres across Tasmania.
Neighbourhood Houses work at the grass roots of community development and are often the first point of call for vulnerable community members and sometimes, the only place they feel comfortable to go in a crisis. This is because Neighbourhood Houses are run by volunteers and workers from the local community. We work at bringing local people together to work on making our communities a better place
Posted on October 10, 2012 in House Events
EVERYDAY LITERACY FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Funding Round 6 opened on 8 October 2012 and closed on 5 November 2012. For all the details, visit our Everyday Literacy page.
Posted on July 18, 2012 in House Events
When: Wednesday 26th to Friday 28th September 2012
Where: Ulverstone (Senior Citizens Centre and Ulverstone Civic Centre)
Join the conversation…..
This year our conference theme is Sustainability, and we will ask some important questions.
How do we make our organisations sustainable?
How do we make our paid and volunteer workforce sustainable?
And, most importantly, how do we make our communities sustainable?
Covering a broad range of topics from Community Development to Communications to Managing Conflict in an Organisation to Mindfulness. The 2012 TACH Conference will have something for everyone. Register Now!! Follow the below links to view the complete Conference Program, Registration Form, Accommodation Guide and House Idol Flyer.
Expo and Market
Each year at Conference, TACH invites other partner organisations to hold a stall at the Expo, which takes part during an extended Lunch break on the Thursday of Conference. The Expo offers our delegates the chance to gain an understanding of the work of other organisations and assists to build relationships that could potentially benefit our communities. In the past, the Expo has marked the beginning of a number of joint programs. This is a great opportunity for organisations to promote and inform about their services and to meet people from Neighbourhood and Community Houses throughout the State, as well as other organisations.
If you Organisation would like to be part of the Expo, please contact TACH on 62286515 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. A registration form can be downloaded by following the below link.
Posted on July 5, 2012 in House Events
Micro Grants of $500 are now available for small literacy projects or literacy support training aimed at improving adult and family literacy in your community.
Every year, any time in the first six to eight months of the year, each House will be able to apply for one Micro Grant. After that, if not all Houses apply, remaining funds will be made available on a first come first served basis. In 2012, with less than six months of the year remaining, the Micro Grants will be opened up to repeat applications in November. In a full calendar year, repeat applications may be accepted around August or September.
To apply, go to the Everyday Literacy project page and scroll down.
Posted on May 31, 2012 in House Events
The TACH Emergency Relief funding round is now open.
Please see the below links to access the Funding Guidelines and Funding Request Form.
To apply, please read through the Funding Guidelines and then complete the simple Funding Request Form attached. As it is a very small amount of funding we do not require much information.
Please note: This funding is for TACH member organisations only.
Please contact TACH if you require any further information.
Applications close Wednesday 13th June.