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The Mirboo North and District Community Foundation aims to encourage and inspire local community groups, professionals and stand out individuals to think outside the box and use their creative spirit to highlight opportunities and solve complex issues within their own community.

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Grants and First Aid Kits awarded from the Mirboo North Pharmacy Fund

30 May 2023

On Monday 22nd May the Community Foundation awarded six $1,000 grants to local community organisations and distributed First Aid Kits to 10 more community groups with funds from the Mirboo North Pharmacy Sub-fund.  The Mirboo North Pharmacy Sub-fund was set up earlier this year to hold the $10,000 prize which the Mirboo North Pharmacy won,…

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Time to take the Pulse of our Community again – Vital Signs Report 2023

22 May 2023

The Vital Signs Report framework is about engaging locals in developing a snapshot of how a community is faring in key quality of life areas – Health and Wellbeing, Education and Learning, Economy, Environment and Belonging.  The first Mirboo North & District’s Vital Signs Report was published three years ago and it is now time…

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Community Lunch to hear the history of the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation

09 May 2023

Since its launch in early April ‘From Rural Health to Community Strengthening’, the book which tells the Community Foundation’s history has been on sale at a number of businesses in Mirboo North.  There has been good interest with sales going well at the Bendigo Bank, the Wren’s Nest and the ArtSpace. Copies are also available…

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From Rural Health to Community Strengthening – the story of the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation

04 April 2023

On Sunday 2nd April, the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation launched a book, telling the story of its origins to an audience of almost one hundred locals. “It was important to the Board of the Community Foundation to tell this story because our organisation would not be here today, with $8 Million in assets,…

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Mirboo North Pharmacy Fund targets health and well-being

28 March 2023

The Mirboo North Pharmacy Sub-fund (within the Community Foundation) now holds the $10,000 donation which the Mirboo North Pharmacy won at the end of last year, as a winner of the ‘Arrotex Community Pharmacy of the Year’.  In mid-2022 the local community engaged strongly in a public on-line voting process which not only placed xxx…

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‘Celebrate Her!’ Morning Tea at the Community Foundation

06 March 2023

A new exhibition arrived today in the courtyard at the Co-space. Nine posters showcasing some photographs from the beautiful book from the Celebrate Her! Stories of South Gippsland Women project. This project depicts some of the diversity and strength of women from many walks of life in South Gippsland.  To welcome the Celebrate Her! exhibition and…

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Get involved by joining our Board of Directors

23 February 2023

The Mirboo North and District Community Foundation is seeking two new Directors to complement its current Board. We are seeking local people who want to help us build stronger communities across our district, including Boolarra, Mirboo North, Dumbalk, Thorpdale, Yinnar. Applications & Enquiries To express interest in the role, please submit a written application by…

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Community Foundation’s Education Support Awards evening

11 February 2023

Last Wednesday, the Community Foundation announced its education support awards for 2023.   Eight local students beginning courses at University and TAFE this month, received awards to assist in this transition. “The Education Support awards are aimed at supporting the upfront costs students face in taking up University and TAFE courses – they can cover everything…

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Mirboo North Medical Centre facility celebrates 1st Birthday

22 December 2022

It seems hard to believe that a year has passed already. The team at the Community Foundation caught up with Mirboo North Medical Centre team last Thursday to mark the occasion of the first birthday of the spacious medical and allied health facility, built by the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation in 2021. This…

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Improving youth mental health – Live4Life

22 December 2022

The Bass Coast and South Gippsland Live 4 Life program, which kicked off in mid 2022, has finished the year on a high.  In the 7 months since it started, it has covered a range of activities that would usually take a full year.   From the launch of a partnership group (which involves almost every…

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Vital Signs

The Mirboo North and District Vital Signs Report illuminates what is going on in our district in a very accessible way, using publicly available and easy to read data as well as personal input from members of our various communities.