The Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association (ANHCA) is the national peak body for Neighbourhood Houses and Centres in Australia.

With a vision for strong local communities ANCHA represents nationally over 1000 Neighbourhood Houses/Centres – the generic name used for centres called Community Houses, Learning Centres, and Community Centres - which are member organisations of their state and territory peak representative bodies.

Neighbourhood Houses and Centres

Neighbourhood Houses/Centres (the generic term) are locally run and operated organisations that bring together people in a given community to respond to issues of importance to them.

This means that within each different and unique Neighbourhood House (united by a shared community development approach) you might see:

Click on each state in the image to the right.


Neighbourhood Houses and Centres
in Australia each year


people volunteer at a Neighbourhood House/Centre in Australia each year


people visit and/or participate in programs at
Neighbourhood Houses/Centres
in Australia each year

ANHCA Public Fund for DGR

The ANHCA Public for DGR assists eligible Neighbourhood Houses and Centres receive tax deductible donations from individuals
and businesses and apply for project funding from philanthropic trusts and foundations.

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Funded projects

Case studies of Neighbourhood Houses and Centres who have received a tax deductible donation or successfully applied for a grant using the ANHCA Public Fund for DGR.. 


Grant opportunities

Neighbourhood houses and community centres across Australia will be providing a greater number of active programs for people aged 65+, thanks to new Federal Government funding.