DNC More Than Pulls its Weight

A recent community value report prepared by us for our Neighbourhood Houses Victoria reflects the enormous benefits DNC has provided to our community over the past 12 months.

In summary, from an income of $293,379, DNC has provided a massive $403,212 value.

The breakdown is as follows:

  • Improved quality of life through social connection: $43,829
  • Volunteer contributions: $49,220
  • Emergency relief provided (food and groceries): $12,686
  • Services provided: $147,628
    • Computer/internet usage: $240
    • Facilities use or hire: $137,976
    • Auspicing other organisations: $632
    • Community lunch, frozen or other meals: $5,280
    • Power Saving Bonus: $3,500
  • Adult Community Education: $149,849

This community value equates to:

  • $1.37 for every $1 of income
  • $3.53 for every $1 of Neighbourhood House Coordination Program funding
  • Over $178.89 for every hour the neighbourhood house is in use.

Only a limited range of activities where a determinable valuation method exists have been included in this brief summary.  Additional services and benefits provided by our friendly, supportive staff and volunteers add considerably to the overall benefit our community enjoys from DNC.

We’re proud of our contribution, particularly to the disadvantaged and needy in our community.  We expect to provide this level and more during the next twelve months.

Come and Join Us

As an authorised Learn Local provider, the Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre offers short modular courses through pre-accredited training in Adult, Community and Further Education.  Our programs aim to provide avenues for adult Victorians to enhance their educational capacity and develop essential core skills, supporting their pursuits in study, work, and life.  Our pre-accredited courses are endorsed by the Commonwealth Department of Education, Skills and Employment and count towards Workforce Australia mutual obligations and points targets.

Enquire about joining any of our courses through our website https://www.dncentre.org.au/courses.

If you have a special skill or interest you would like to share with others and think you’d like to know more about becoming a sessional tutor, please contact the Manager at DNC for a chat.  We’re always on the lookout for people with skills to share and a passion for teaching.  Contact the manager on admin@dncentre.org.au.

DNC Joke of the Week

On the first morning of the visit, John’s grandpa prepared a breakfast of bacon and eggs.

John noticed a film-like substance on his plate, and asked “Are these plates clean?”

His grandpa replied “They’re as clean as cold water can get them.  Just go ahead and finish your meal.”

For lunch, Grandpa made hamburgers.

Again, John was concerned about the plates, as his appeared to have specks of dried egg on it.  “Are you sure these plates are clean?” he asked.

Without looking up, Grandpa said “I told you before, those dishes are as clean as cold water can get them!”

Later, as John was leaving, his grandpa’s dog started to growl and wouldn’t let him pass.

John said “Grandpa, your dog won’t let me get by!”

Grandpa yelled to the dog “Cold Water, go lie down!”


[If you’ve got a better joke, (and doesn’t everyone??) send it to  admin@dncentre.org.au  and we’ll publish it.  (Remember, this is a family publication! 😊).  We’ll even include your name if you wish – or you can protect your anonymity!]