We are a local community neighbourhood centre in the heart of Springwood. We offer an array of services, programs and community connection opportunities for locals in Logan from all walks of life. LECNA (Logan East Community Neighbourhood Centre) is also a loan provider for low and no interest loans for people throughout Queensland.
We have built an excellent reputation in the local community over the past 30 years for supporting community members to “Build Better Lives”. Our aim is to create a sense of belonging, welcome and connection; we solve problems by working with people and empowering them to live better lives. With the right type of support and information, you can create the changes you need to build a better life.
LECNA was established in July 1990 when our first premises were officially opened by former Logan City Mayor Rod Golledge in May 1991. Currently, LECNA leases the Springwood Community Centre from the Logan City Council, however, we govern and manage the centre ourselves and consider it our home and the base for most of our activities.
LECNA has an Executive Community Manager and an Assistant Manager. We also have a team of staff and volunteers who support our local community and meet its needs. We are an Incorporated Association with DGR and charitable status.
LECNA is governed by a voluntary Management Committee that is elected each year at its Annual General Meeting. The committee is responsible for ensuring the legal and ethical operation of the centre and strategic planning and they meet monthly. Members of the public are welcome to give feedback and/or make complaints about the service.
All feedback is welcome.
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Community Meals Provided
Referrals of Support Made
Awards LECNA have achieved
LECNA has won many awards for our community services over the years, in particular, the Davida Steele Memorial Award in 1994 and 2000. LECNA has also been awarded The Business Achievers Award for Community Service/Non-Profit Organization for five consecutive years from 2003 to 2007 and was a finalist from 2008 to 2011. We were also nominated for the Business Achievers Award in 2019. LECNA’s founder, Colleen Benson, had “Benson Place”, a DOH building in Springwood named after her in 2019, and one of the LECNA Managers, Gillian, received a Local Legends Australia Day Award in 2020.
Are you looking for charities to donate to?
If you’re searching for charities to donate to, we would love to engage with you! We invite all local businesses and professionals to make a tax-deductible donation to LECNA to help us deliver our life transforming services, events and programs to the local community.
Alternately you may be willing to explore giving customers a choice of rounding up for charity (rounding up to the nearest dollar on a transaction) and making us the local beneficiaries. If you are from a local golf club or own a local printing business, you could donate your venue or free printing to support us also for example. Every bit counts in terms of giving back to the local community and we have the reputation and accountability to prove that donations will be spent supporting community members to build better lives.
Some of the ways we help our community include:
- Emergency Relief, Police Referrals, Work Development Orders
- Volunteer opportunities and student placements
- Mediation, tax help, JP service and Christmas hampers to those in need.
- Financial counsellors, low and no interest loans.
- Social groups, playgroups and school holiday activities.
- Personal development programs and Life Skills Education programs.
- Skilling Queenslanders for Work – Certificate 2 in Food Processing.
- Affordable venue hire.
LECNA is a very worthy community cause, so if you’re looking for charities to donate to, call us today! We are currently running an end of year give now campaign go here to donate https://www.givenow.com.au/eofy21
To find out more about LECNA and what we have to offer go to My Community Directory
LECNA is an incorporated body.
It is governed in accordance with its constitution by a Management Committee that is elected each year at its Annual General Meeting. The Constitution of LECNA is available to read by downloading the pdf file.