Mr Lim announces funding for Notting Hill Neighbourhood House

Posted on 20. Oct, 2009 in Clayton Update

Money for paid staff at Notting Hill Neighbourhood House has come at just the right time, with volunteers stretched to their limit.

Five years after the idea of a neighbourhood house was first conceived, Notting Hill Neighbourhood House loyal volunteers were struggling to keep up with the workload, co-founder Melinda Ashton said.

Volunteers had been doing everything at the popular community hub since it opened its doors two years ago, so the announcement of 10 funded hours each week for a paid co-ordinator was welcome relief, Mrs Ashton said. “Ten hours is a brilliant, fantastic start,” she said.

“Without this, our volunteers are burning out at a rapid rate, so it could have resulted in us closing our doors.”

Local Government Minister Richard Wynne and Clayton state Labor MP Hong Lim announced $21,176 in funding for a co-ordinator for 10 hours each week.

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