Ballarat East Neighbourhood House – Participant Payment Plan

Last updated 11 April 2023

Welcome to the Ballarat Neighbourhood House Payment Plan. We are pleased to offer this payment option to our participants on a case-by-case basis in order to make our activities accessible to everyone.

The Ballarat East Neighbourhood House is a small non-profit charity and we work with the community to enrich the social connection of communities in Ballarat East and surrounds.

Need for a Participant Payment Plan

Before we confirm our activities at the start of each term, we need to ensure that costs (room hire, teacher costs, equipment and supplies) will be covered by having a minimum number of participants registered. Also, many of our activities have limited numbers due to the room size. To secure a place in these activities, participants need to register and pay in full for the term.

The Payment Plan allows participants the flexibility to register for an activity and set up a payment agreement for the full-term cost.

How the Participant Payment Plan works

Generally, our activities are free or cost between $10 and $20 per session (1 to 3 hours). When a participant pays upfront for a term (usually between 8 and 10 weeks), they receive a discount to the value of one session.

The Participant Payment Plan includes but is not limited to:

  1. An opportunity to negotiate payment for the full term’s pricing of an individual activity.

Example: 7-week activity valued at $10/week = $70 value
Total cost of activity if paying for the full term = $60 (saving cost of one session)
Payment Plan in ¼ payments: $15 x 4 instalments OR
Payment plan in ½ payments: $30 x 2 instalments

  1. Payment of the full term pricing must be paid out before the end of the term.

Example: Activity dates: 5 May - 19 June (7 Weeks)
Payments scheduled: 5 May/12 May/19 May/ 26 May.

  1. Signing up to a Participant Payment Plan is a binding legal document with the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House. Signing this form is your agreement to pay the full amount and secure a spot within an activity.
  2. Failure to fulfill payment negotiated terms will result in a loss of registration in the activity and a forfeit of payments already received.
  3. Unforeseen individual circumstances will be taken into consideration. Please refer to Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Refund Policy (available: All refund requests must be in writing to the Manager of the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House, Barkly Square, 25-39 Barkly Street, Ballarat East, Victoria 3350.
  4. Ballarat East Neighbourhood House reserves the right to refuse or retract Participant Payment Plan offerings.