CHANH provides a range of services and support to our member Neighbourhood Houses, including information and advice, professional development and regional projects.
Also commonly known as community centres, learning centres, community houses or neighbourhood centres, these inclusive community-based organisations welcome people of all ages, abilities and walks of life, creating opportunities for people to enrich their lives through connections they might not otherwise make. There are over 400 neighbourhood houses across Victoria.
As per our Rules for Association, CHANH membership is restricted to a representative from each of the fourteen neighbourhood houses in the LGAs of Ballarat, Moorabool, Golden Plains, Pyrenees and Hepburn.
2021 – 2025 Strategic Plan
Recent Annual Reports can be downloaded here:
2020 – 2021
2019 – 2020
2018 – 2019
2017 – 2018
The Central Highland Association of Neightbourhood Houses (CHANH) is a funded Neighbourhood House Network under the Victorian Government Neighbourhood Houses Coordination Program, adminstered by the Department of Families Fairness and Housing.
The Central Highlands Association of Neighbourhood Houses (CHANH) is an Incorporated Association, formerly known as the Central Highlands Community Houses Network (CHCHN). CHCHN incorporated in 1995. The organisation officially changed its name in 2018.