BANC is a multipurpose not-for-profit community-based organisation servicing the Upper Blue Mountains areas of NSW.
Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre was incorporated under the Incorporated Associations Act of 1984 on 27 January 1993. Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre Inc. is governed by a Board of local residents, setting the strategic and policy environment for the organisation.
BANC is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC); is a Public Benevolent Institution endorsed to access Tax, GST and Income Tax exemptions; and is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR).
BANC is a registered NDIS provider; approved provider for Child Care Subsidy; and approved provider through the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority.
BANC has demonstrated a capacity to successfully deliver funded programs for activities across the Upper Blue Mountains for nearly thirty years. Currently BANC receives funding from the NSW government through the Targeted Early Intervention program and from the Commonwealth Department of Health through the Continuity of Support program. Further grants are accessed as required for specific projects.
A diverse, inclusive and connected community which works together to build its resilience, and its social, environmental and economic sustainability.
BANC is the heart of creative, inclusive services that support the sustained well-being and resilience of its community.
Inclusive: BANC welcomes all people regardless of their age, gender, ability, cultural or religious background.
Fair: All those who wish to participate in our programs and services are treated equally and respectfully.
Professional: BANC pursues high ethical standards.
Committed: BANC works with its hearts and its head to build a great organisation that meets the needs of its clients and community.
Responsive: BANC aims to meet, as efficiently and effectively as possible, the needs of its clients, colleagues and community.
Innovative: BANC designs creative options to deliver the most effective results for its clients and communities.
What Do We Do?
Our services include:
- out of school hours care
- NDIS Supports
- NDIS Plan Management
- NDIS Support Coordination
- No Interest Loans Scheme
- Volunteering opportunities
- Community development focusing on families with children, and people facing social isolation
- Digital literacy support
- Low cost office services and free computer access
- Emergency relief including food and vouchers
- Booking service for BMCC Blackheath Community Centre halls