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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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Seniors Week in Mirboo North

09 October 2021

Last week, Jimmy Jambs Café & Pantry hosted morning tea to over fifty of Mirboo North’s senior adults, serving them a delicious hot cuppa and cake every morning for five days. It seemed everyone had flocked to the café to enjoy morning tea and social catchups across the week and this was confirmed by Alan…

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Education Support Program 2021

04 October 2021

Students of any age who are taking up tertiary level studies in early 2022 can now apply to the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation for an Education Support Award or for a place on the Mentoring or Rural Youth Leadership Programs run by Youthrive Victoria.  Applications are open on our website now until Sunday…

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Community Grants 2021

08 September 2021

September is one of our favourite months at the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation.  It is the month when our annual Community Grants program opens for applications and we start talking to many local community groups about projects they are planning.   “It is always exciting to hear how these groups are planning to bring…

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Medical Centre Progress

27 July 2021

The Mirboo North & District Community Foundation is in the process of building a modern, purpose built medical centre facility on the main street of Mirboo North, which will be leased and operated by the existing Mirboo North Medical Centre practice.   The aim of this project is to bring to life our joint vision for…

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Community Grant for Hallston Hall

27 July 2021

In May, the Community Foundation awarded a grant of $3,599 to the Hallston Mechanics Institute to support urgent roof and gutter repairs at the Hallston Hall and avoid deterioration of the internal roof structures of this much-loved community building – the only public building in Hallston. The first Hallston Hall was built back in 1886…

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Community Grant for Yinnar

27 July 2021

The Yinnar & District Historical Society and Museum is going to expand its display area through a grant from the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation awarded in June. The Y&D Historical Society have been displaying items of historical interest and importance in the old railway goods shed in Yinnar since 1991.  A relatively small…

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Employment Opportunity

16 July 2021

The Mirboo North and District Community Foundation is seeking a Communications Officer to join its team. The ideal candidate would be committed to supporting the Community Foundation build strong communities through giving, facilitating and investing in our district (Boolarra, Mirboo North, Dumbalk, Thorpdale, Yinnar and the surrounding areas). The position description for the role is…

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New Directors for the Community Foundation

02 July 2021

We are very pleased to share the news that two new Directors have been appointed to the Board of the Community Foundation as of 24th May 2021.  We welcome Ariane Ramsey, resident of Boolarra and Daisy Browne, resident of Mirboo North.  Between them, they add a great range of skills and experience, and represent different…

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Have an Impact in your Community

21 June 2021

Community Foundations are not about one single cause; we are about a place and its people – about the communities of the towns of Mirboo North, Thorpdale, Yinnar, Boolarra, Dumbalk and the many rural communities in between.   We are about making those communities stronger through giving, facilitating and investing.  If you want to have an…

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Design a Mural Competition

17 June 2021

The Mirboo North and District Community Foundation have launched a creative design competition for students living in and around Mirboo North. This exciting opportunity will result in a transformation of the Community Foundation’s Courtyard at 96 Ridgway, where one lucky student will have the chance to paint alongside artist Melanie Caple to create a colourful…

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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.