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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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Community Foundation awards Grants to eleven local groups

25 November 2022

On Wednesday 23rd November the community groups who were successful in this year’s Community Grants program were announced to a room full of people at the Walter J Tuck Reserve.    Diana Mueller, convenor of the Community Engagement and Grants Committee outlined the importance of this program in supporting community volunteers to do great things…

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Community Foundation grants for Tertiary Education in 2023 Closing Soon

11 November 2022

Wherever you are at on your educational journey, if you are taking up tertiary level studies in early 2023, you can apply to the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation for an Education Support Award to assist with the financial costs of studying.  Applications are closing soon though – they must be in by Wednesday…

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Reconnecting during Seniors Month in Mirboo North

23 October 2022

In the first week of October, there was a gathering of almost 70 older people for lunch at the Mirboo North Hotel.  This subsidised lunch was hosted by the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation thanks to a grant from South Gippsland Shire Council in celebration of Seniors Month. The attendees, who almost completely filled…

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Celebrating Seniors Month in Mirboo North

23 September 2022

This October there will be a number of events taking place in Mirboo North where the older adults in our community will be able to come together and enjoy some fantastic local food and some social connection.  “We are conscious many people are still getting comfortable with reconnecting fully with social activities, particularly where they…

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New Community Foundation Network established in South Gippsland and Bass Coast

09 September 2022

The three Community Foundations located in the South Gippsland / Bass Coast region have come together to form a network with the aim of sharing knowledge and increasing the impact of charitable giving in their communities. The Bass Coast Community Foundation, the Leongatha Community Foundation and the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation met earlier…

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Grants to support students going to Uni or TAFE

09 September 2022

Students of any age who are taking up tertiary level studies in early 2023 can apply to the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation for an Education Support Award to assist with the financial costs of studying.  Applications are made through our website and will open on Monday 12th September and close on 23rd November. …

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Mirboo North Winterfest and Art Show

09 September 2022

After a couple of years without festivals, the Community Foundation was delighted to support the launch of a new winter festival in Mirboo North in late July.  Winterfest aimed to celebrate fire and ice, light and art, food and drink, and also encompassed the long-running Mirboo North Art Show in its 39th year.  The Community…

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What would your community organisation do with a grant of $5,000?

02 September 2022

We are blessed with a very active community in this area.  The many community organisations not only connect us, they teach us, entertain us, keep us active, protect our history, secure our environment, build assets, and keep facilities and services running for the benefit of us all.     The Mirboo North & District Community Foundation’s…

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Live4Life comes to South Gippsland and Bass Coast

20 June 2022

Even prior to the pandemic, the Mirboo North & District’s Vital Signs Report indicated that mental health was a challenge for young people (and adults) across our district.  National research since has shown that through Covid young people have experienced higher rates of loneliness, educational disruption, and psychological distress.  Meaning that it has become even…

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A Giving Community

20 June 2022

The communities in our district are well known for our active and committed volunteers.  These volunteers bring us a range of activities and services, ranging from the purely fun to the absolutely necessary.  By giving time and skills these volunteers ensure that the sport, event or service that we love (and often need) is available…

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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.