A new report reveals the impact HBNC had on the community over the past year.

According to the latest Neighbourhood Centres Queensland Impact Snapshot Report, HBNC provided $2,582,791 in community value in 2023, through its Community Development program which receives $250,000 per annum.  

This community value equates to $9.97 for every $1 of Queensland Government Neighbourhood Centre funding or $737.94 for every 1 hour the Neighbourhood Centre was in use.

The Impact Snapshot 2023 report shows HBNC provided the following:

  • Improved quality of life through social connection worth $1,519,249
  • Emergency relief provided worth $73,284
  • Volunteer contributions worth $555,199
  • Services provided worth $435,059

HBNC CEO, Tanya Stevenson, said this was testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff, volunteers, and community partners.

"We are thrilled to see the positive impact that HBNC has had on our community," Tanya said.

"Our team has worked tirelessly to provide essential services and support to those in need, and we are grateful for the support of our volunteers and community partners."

In 2023, HBNC provided 51.1 full-time equivalent positions, including 46.4 direct and 4.6 indirect positions.

The organisation also provided auspice arrangements for five community organizations worth $3,162.

Tanya said the report demonstrated the value of volunteering in the community.

"Our volunteers are the backbone of our organisation, and we are grateful for their contributions," Tanya said.

"In 2023, volunteers who donated their time and skills to support our programs and services provided more than $500,000 in community value."

“If you know a volunteer hero who deserves to be recognised, why not nominate them for the Fraser Coast Heroes Story Book? https://www.hbnc.com.au/nominate-a-volunteer-hero.”

HBNC's services included facilities use or hire, resume assistance, social enterprise and fee for services, community lunch, frozen and other meals, and employment support.

"We are committed to continuing to provide essential services and support to our community," Tanya said.

"We look forward to working with our volunteers and community partners to make a positive impact in the years to come."

Read the full report