Events & Training


Every year (except for the COVID year that changed us all), Network West invites our new coordinators on a magical tour of some of our best houses. this is an opportunity to meet other coordinators, see what other houses are doing and learn how they respond to the many challenges they face.

Trans and Gender Diverse Training – Wednesday 4th August 2021

The fabulous StarLady will provide an online training about how to make sure that your centre is welcoming to everyone in the community. Have done this training before, I can assure you that there is always more to learn. Click here to book

Training for Treasurers – 23rd and 30th November 2021

Ryk Eksteen audits many Neighbourhood Houses in our region. He is also the one who is called in to identify the problems when things go wrong at a house, so he knows the pitfalls and vulnerabilities of Neighbourhood Houses. Ryk will present two sessions in late November for the Treasurers of our members, covering areas including

  • NH Treasurers financial obligations
  • Policies and procedures
  • Fraud prevention
  • Understanding financial documents
  • Reporting requirements: to the Board/Committee DFFH, CAV, ACNC, members at AGM
  • Budgets
  • Audits

This training is free to Network West members. Please contact Sandy if you want to book.

Network West Annual General Meeting and Forum – 6 October 2021

This year’s AGM will launch us on a journey, examining where we came from and the history of Neighbourhood houses in the west. We are excited to bring you some of the pioneers of the sector as we examine the peoples and the context of our sectors history.