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The Regional Association of Neighbourhood and Community Houses

“ Collaborating to develop

our communities ”

RANCH is an association of the 29 Neighbourhood Houses located in the:

  • Central Goldfields Shire

  • City of Greater Bendigo

  • Loddon Shire

  • Macedon Ranges Shire

  • Mount Alexander Shire

  • Shire of Campaspe

We exist to empower and support neighbourhood houses to achieve and build their community goals.

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Our Members

Membership of RANCH is an organisational membership. Participation is open to all staff, volunteers and Committee members of houses that are members of the RANCH Network.

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Our Resources

RANCH offers a range of important and helpful tools and resources to its members. Our toolbox is designed to support member houses, management and staff.

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Support

RANCH offers a wide range of support services to its membership Houses including advice, training, capacity building, activity development and more.

RANCH Regional Association of Neighbourhood and Community Houses

Our Commitment to

Community Development.

As part of the NH sector, RANCH operates according to the Neighbourhood House Sector Principles of:

  • Community Ownership

  • Community Participation

  • Empowerment

  • Access and Equity

  • Life-Long Learning

  • Inclusion

  • Networking

  • Advocacy

  • Self-help

  • Social Action

The Neighbourhood House sector’s style of practice is facilitative and developmental and fundamentally relies on strong and inclusive relationships both within and between the individual Houses and the wider community.