Incorporated Association with Consumer Affairs Victoria

On 17 June 2019, the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House was incorporated under the Associations incorporation Reform Act 2012, Section 8. Registration Number: A0106788N.BENH Certificate of Incorporation 17 June 2019

Registered Charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission

On 16 July 2021, the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House was registered as a Charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

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Updates to our Rules of Association

The Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Rules of Association were updated and passed by the Committee of Management on:

  • 12 May 2021 - Update to Part 1 (2) Purpose and Part 7 (75) - Winding Up and Cancellation
  • 20 December 2022 - Update to Part 1 (4) - Definitions, Part 3 (8) & (10) - Membership and Part 7 (75) - Winding Up and Cancellation

A copy of the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Rules of Association can be found on the ACNC website.

Australian Business Number

Our ABN is 55 169 624 154

2022 Annual Information Statement to the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission

2022 Summary of Activities

In 2022, the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House worked with our local community to meet our purpose of advancing mental health and preventing social isolation by providing a physical location where we support individuals to undertake activities, or work on projects, in the company of others.

We provided opportunities for social connection through a range of regular, low-cost activities and groups, various volunteering roles, adult education, training opportunities and more.

During 2022, we ran a range of activities supporting social connection, including:

Community Connection: Chatty Wednesdays, Ballarat Buddies, Newsletter Delivery and Playgroup with the Ballarat Toy Library

Art and Craft: Watercolour, Mindfulness in Nature with Art, Drawing Group, Art for Relaxation, Winter Woollies and Creative Kids' Club

Movement: Gentle Yoga, Tai Chi, Alexander Technique, Hypnotherapy-Meditation and Walking Group

Adult Education: Auslan, Digital Literacy Skills, Reading and Writing, Road Safety and Adaptable Cooking

Our team also supported members of the local community during 2022, though free programs such as help with applying for the Power Saving Bonus and free car-seat fitting with the Safe Seats Safe Kids program.

2022 Financial Overview

2022 Treasurer's Report and Financial Report

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2023 Responsible People

The Committee of Management of the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House are:

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