More about Community Hubs

Community hubs are designed to support families – particularly mothers with young children – to connect, share and learn.

Community hubs host programs that connect people with schools, with one another and with services such as health, education and settlement support. Our mission is to facilitate a program that fosters social cohesion and supports culturally diverse people – including migrants, refugees and temporary visas holders – to integrate into Australian communities.

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How does the program work?

Community hubs are embedded in primary schools across Australia. 

Assisted by local support agencies, hubs harness existing school infrastructure, government services and community services in the local area. Hubs operate through the collaboration and support of the school principal, the school community, a hub leader and support coordinator, other hubs and CHA. 

Hubs are tailored to the needs of the local community, the services available and characteristics of the host school. This informs the programs run at each hub, so that they are strategically planned and linked with local partners and key service providers to engage the local community. 

How are community hubs funded and governed?

Community hubs are supported by funding partners including the Scanlon Foundation, the Australian Government, and state and local governments. Local schools, the private sector and the community sector also provide support.

The program is guided by advisory groups at three levels:

Under the program, hubs aim to:

Build and
engage

culturally diverse 
communities

Connect  
children

with playgroups and school readiness program

Help hub
users

(particularly women and children) to learn and practise English

Build new
pathways

 to volunteering
and employment

About CHA

Community Hubs Australia (CHA) is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers the national community hubs program in partnership with several specialist support agencies in each state, on behalf of our funding partners.

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