Community Centre and Neighbourhood Houses bring people together to connect, learn and contribute in their local community through social, educational, recreational and support activities, using a unique community development approach.
Frankston City has nine excellent Community Centres and Neighbourhood Houses including:
Neighbourhood Houses welcome people from all walks of life. This inclusive approach creates opportunities for individuals and groups to enrich their lives through connections they might not otherwise make.
The Community Development team produce and distribute a quarterly newsletter with information on:
- Funding opportunities through the Council and external providers
- Training for Community Groups
- Helpful information for Community Groups
- Top Tips on subjects such as social media, governance, conflict resolution
To sign up for the Community Newsletter, please contact the Community Development Team on 9784 1022.
Community Support Frankston Inc. is a not for profit community support agency which provides services including emergency food, grocery vouchers, help with utility bills, referrals and advocacy for people who live, or work in the City of Frankston. CSF is one of the busiest agencies of its type in Victoria - with nearly 13,000 people contacting the organisation for assistance each year.
The agency aims to provide people with information, advice and skills so they gain the ability to make more effective life choices within their community. Services are cost-effective because we have approximately 80 volunteer community workers from a wide range of social, political, religious, cultural and work backgrounds who provide their time and services free of charge.
Community Support Frankston maintains up-to-date lists of emergency and general contact information for the community to access.
Information about services, permits and activities for residents with disability can be found at:
Frankston City Council has several funding rounds available to support community groups and individuals.
An array of training opportunities relevant to community groups is available throughout the year.
Please contact the Community Development Team to register for current training opportunities.
Volunteering is a great way for people, regardless of their age, cultural background, location or circumstances, to get involved in the community.
But we are all different and may want to volunteer for different reasons. Some of us get involved for charitable reasons, some to meet new people or some to learn new skills.
Most of us don't know about the variety of volunteering opportunities or the many other benefits of volunteering. Apart from the satisfaction of helping out your community, there can be heaps of reasons why you should volunteer.
Here's just a few:
- Meet new people and make new friends
- To give back to, or get involved in, my community
- Experience new challenges
- Raise awareness and support important community issues
- Experience different cultures
- Help people or contribute to social change
- Develop professional networks
- Find a pathway to getting a job or into a course or training
- Learn new skills or gain experience in a variety of roles
- Explore different career and job opportunities
Research has also found a significant connection between volunteering and good health with reports showing that volunteers have:
- Longer lives
- Lower rates of depression
- Less incidence of heart disease
- Higher functional ability
More information on Volunteering
Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
P. 1300 322 322
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