• Supporting Parents–Developing Children Project (SPDC): 3-year-pilot, 9 early years hubs, Hume LGA, Victoria
  • Funded by the Scanlon Foundation, Australian and Victorian governments and located in Hume City Council
  • Independent evaluations confirm pilot hubs have big impact on early years outcomes
  • SPDC project wins National Award for Local Government: Strength in Diversity
  • National Community Hubs Program (NCHP) is born!
  • 30 hubs open their doors, funded by the Australian Government
  • Independent process evaluation finds hubs are:
    – reaching target groups
    – highly responsive to local needs
    – improving families’ connection with schools
    – helping external services reach families
  • Community Hubs Australia is established
  • Independent outcomes evaluation finds:
    – extremely high satisfaction with hubs
    – significant positive impacts on children, families, schools and local communities
  • Over 13,000 families reached annually by our hubs
  • Australian Government (Department of Social Services) funds expansion of hubs network
  • 55% network growth in 12 months
  • 22 new hubs
  • Expansion into South Australia and regional Victoria underway