We’re here to grow the impact of the sector.
We’re here to grow the impact of the Neighbourhood and Community Centre sector by increasing resourcing, recognition and relationships at the local, state and national level. We collaborate with our members, partners and government for long term community & social resilience.
Communicating Sector Value
Highlighting the role and importance of Centres and advocating for additional resourcing.
Demonstrating Sector Impact
Encouraging and supporting research on Centres to demonstrate their impact in communities.
Growing Sector Capacity
Growing our capacity through professional development, resource sharing, coordinated actions & more.
Influencing Policy for Systems Change
Advancing policy and place-based program design through collaborative processes and advocacy.
Partnering for Community Outcomes
Building strategic partnerships across sectors to create better outcomes for Queensland communities.
Financial Resilience Partnership
NCQ is partnering with Good Shepherd Australia to implement the Queensland Financial Resilience Program in targeted Neighbourhood Centres around Queensland.
Disaster Resilience Strategy
A Queensland-wide disaster resilience strategy that expands on and synthesises the drought, monsoon and bushfire resilience strategies
Monsoon Resilience Strategy
A strategy & implementation plan to strengthen Neighbourhood Centres and their communities’ capacity to respond to monsoon events in affected Queensland regions
Bushfire Resilience Strategy
A strategy & implementation plan to strengthen Neighbourhood Centres and their communities’ capacity to respond to bushfires in affected Queensland regions
Drought Resilience Strategy
A strategy & implementation plan to strengthen Neighbourhood Centres and their communities’ capacity to respond to drought in affected Queensland regions
Parliamentary Inquiry into Loneliness & Social Isolation
NCQ mobilised the state’s Neighbourhood Centres to participate in the Parliamentary Inquiry into Loneliness and Social Isolation
Enhancing Community Development in Neighbourhood Centres
NCQ and Griffith University joined forces to explore the role of Community Development in Queensland’s Neighbourhood Centres
Neighbourhood Centre Survey and Social Value Report
Our Neighbourhood Centre Survey & Social Value Report gathers meaningful data to tell the story of Centre activities and demonstrate their value
Sector Reporting and Performance Framework
In 2020, NCQ worked together with Department of Communities and Queensland Neighbourhood Centres to design a new reporting & performance framework for our sector
Lunchtime Learning Online Sessions
One-hour opportunities to give busy Neighbourhood Centre staff and volunteers the opportunity to upskill, share knowledge and mobilise
Members Online Learning Platform
Don’t reinvent the wheel. NCQ are developing an online resource, learning and sharing platform to build the capability of our member organisations
Public Resource Library
Freely providing research, training materials and tools to share the value and expertise of Neighbourhood Centre’s place based community-led approach