We are preparing a marketing campaign to shine light on the vital work of neighbourhood houses during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to acknowledge the hard work of our sector's leaders in making the magic happen... but we need you to get involved!

We want the campaign to feature your words and your stories to truly capture the direct impact neighbourhood houses have had in easing hardship for so many Victorians during these last six months.

The aim is to run the campaign throughout the final quarter of 2020.

Who are we featuring in this campaign?

The campaign will feature direct quotes and a photo from Managers/Coordinators of neighbourhood houses as well as Network Managers. If you would like someone else to feature in your place, please let us know in writing.

How will my contribution be used?

By taking part you give permission for your name, words and photo be included in a wide range of mediums including social media, Annual Report, website, advocacy materials and other NHVic publications and reports.

When are submissions due?

Submissions can continue to come through til the end of October.

How do I provide my responses and photos?

Please provide responses to the following questions and photo options by emailing [email protected] 

Is there a word limit?

For each response, please provide no more than 100 words. Your responses may be subject to editing, depending on the medium.


  • Manager/Coordinator Name:
  • Organisation:
  • In terms of what your organisation has been able to deliver for your community during COVID-19, what are you most proud of?
  • What have you learnt about your community in the last six months?
  • What does it mean for you to be part of a sector that has played such as an important role in the COVID recovery effort?
  • Is there an anecdote you would like to share that demonstrates the direct impact your work has had on a person’s life during this period? (Please only provide one – keep the subject of your story anonymous)


  • Feel free to provide several options for us to choose from
  • Photo should include yourself as the primary focus – can include others too – but it must be clear from the photo who the words are coming from
  • All people featured in photo must be wearing a mask
  • Permissions of all photo participants must have been sought and granted
  • Choose an interesting photo that demonstrates your work – action, on-the-job photos are preferred
  • Only high resolution photos will be accepted

Here is an example of what the posts will look like:


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.