Neighbourhood Houses across Tasmania to receive $1.75 million.

MEDIA RELEASE

17th August 2022

Neighbourhood Houses across Tasmania to receive $1.75 million.

The Tasmania Government has announced a $5 million cost of living booster package which includes $1.75 million for Tasmania’s Neighbourhood Houses. Each of the houses will receive an additional $50,000.

Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania (NHT) welcomes the government investment with NHT Acting Board Chair Debbie Smith saying” This is a gigantic win for Neighbourhood houses and reward for the efforts that have been undertaken by the current board and CEO. I would like to thank the board members and CEO for arranging the meeting with Minister Nic Street to make this all happen, and of course Minister Street for going in to bat for us and ultimately getting us the funding that we all so much need. To the network, thank you for all your voices and the work that you do the extra money will give us some breathing room and the ability to continue to serve our communities”.

NHT CEO Michael Bishop praised the Tasmanian Government saying “The Tasmanian Government are to be congratulated for this generous acknowledgment of the value of Neighbourhood Houses in working with Tasmanian Communities and making a difference to many people who are experiencing distress and financial hardship. Thank you”

Yesterday, Ben Cooper from Warrane Mornington Neighbourhood Centre Inc. meet with the Premier and The Mercury to discuss the additional funding. Ben said to NHT this morning “This critical funding will enable the 35 strong state-wide network of Neighbourhood Houses to sustain operations and essential community support activity addressing the impact of increased cost of living pressures. We are all seeing significant increase in the need for basic and more complex support and welcome this announcement”.

For more information contact:

Michael Bishop- Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania, 16b Elmsleigh Rd, Derwent Park TAS 7009 -(03) 6228 6515

Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania (NHT) is the peak body for 35 Neighbourhood Houses across Tasmania.  NHT and each individual House are independent entities. NHT is not the decision-making body for Houses, but exists to represent, support, and enable Houses in Tasmania.

Read more at: https://www.premier.tas.gov.au/site_resources_2015/additional_releases/$5-million-cost-of-living-booster-package-to-help-those-who-need-it-most

 

 

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