About Us


 

Portarlington Neighbourhood House (PNH) is overseen by a Committee of Management . PNH receives funding from the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) for the employment of a Coordinator to manage operations. The Coordinator is supported by a team of volunteers who generously share their passion, skills, expertise and experience to:

  • keep the program of activities and events inspiring, engaging and relevant
  • oversee the running and direction of PNH
  • and ensure the office runs effectively and smoothly.

PNH operates a unique skill-share model, based on volunteer contribution.

OUR VISION

A place for all to learn, connect and contribute.

OUR MISSION

To facilitate meaningful social, educational and creative experiences through a diverse program of activities and events.

OUR VALUES

Integrity: We act with honesty, consistency and fairness.

Characteristics
Accountability | Transparency | Stewardship

Respect: We provide an inclusive, supportive and welcoming space for all.

Characteristics
Kindness | Empathy | Tolerance

Community: We foster a sense of belonging, unity and connectedness.

Characteristics
Diversity | Hospitality | Friendship

 

 

 

 

 

NOT FOR PROFIT

PNH is a registered not-for-profit incorporated association supported by members' fees plus State (DHHS) and Local Government (CoGG) funding.  Neighbourhood Houses Victoria is our peak body, providing governance oversight, advocacy, big-picture support and liability insurance cover for all our members' activities.

Incorporated associations in Victoria must have a governing document that sets out the rules and procedures for how the group will operate. This document is called the association's 'rules' or its 'constitution'. When incorporated associations are set up, they can choose between adopting the 'model rules', which are a template set of rules, or writing their own rules that meet the legal requirements of the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012. PNH uses the Model Rules as its Constitution. 

PNH is also part of the Barwon Network of Neighbourhood Houses (BNNH).  The BNNH provides practical guidance and collective support to neighbourhood houses across the region.

ANNUAL REPORT

The current 2019_2020 Annual Report can be found here

STRATEGIC PLAN

For information about our Strategic Plan please click here

FAQ

For some frequently asked Questions and Answers please click here