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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 History Book commended at Victorian Community History Awards

08 February 2024

The Mirboo North & District Community Foundation is delighted that ‘From Rural Health to Community Strengthening’ was recognised with commendation at the 2023 Victorian Community History Awards from a field of 168 nominations.   Celebrating a Milestone At an awards ceremony at the Melbourne Arts Centre last Friday, February 2nd, the 148pp history book, which…

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Mirboo North Medical Centre’s Second Birthday

11 December 2023

The last two years have flown by, marked this week by the second birthday of the opening of the Mirboo North Medical Centre building on Ridgway.   It was December 11th 2021 when the community came together for the official opening of the building and then the following Monday the Mirboo North Medical Centre practice opened…

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Wild Woods by (it’s no) Drama   

11 December 2023

In the last week in November, Social Inclusion Week 2023, Mirboo North was treated to a performance of ‘Wild Woods’ at the Mirboo North Shire Hall.  Wild Woods was performed by (it’s no) Drama, South Gippsland’s all abilities physical theatre ensemble.  The audience of fifty community members, including students from the Mirboo North Primary School…

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Giving Tuesday

05 December 2023

Last Tuesday was Giving Tuesday an internationally recognised date which celebrates generosity in communities within 50 countries around the world.   It started in 2012 in New York and the day was chosen to align with the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, to put a focus on supporting not for profits and charities. Local Generosity in Focus There…

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Community Foundation’s Annual General Meeting and Grant Awards

27 November 2023

It was a busy evening at the Walter J Tuck Rec rooms last Monday night with the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Community Foundation taking place alongside the award of various grants and first aid kits.  Guests included the members, Cr. Clare Williams, recently appointed Mayor of SGSC and the grant recipients. The meeting…

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Apply Now to the Education Support Program

31 October 2023

Three Weeks to Apply for an Education Support Award (closing date 19th November).    These awards are about supporting all of our young people to have continue their educational journeys.  Here’s all you need to know about whether this grant is for you: Q: What is an Education Support Award? A: It is an amount of…

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Does your community group need a First Aid Kit?

31 October 2023

The Mirboo North Pharmacy Fund was set up in the Community Foundation at the beginning of this year. This fund holds the $10,000 donation, which the Mirboo North Pharmacy won at the end of 2022, for being the Arrotex Community Pharmacy of the Year.  “This donation has had a big impact in our community,” explains…

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Mirboo North Times supporting Community

24 October 2023

The Mirboo North Times has set up a sub-fund within the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation with a donation of $10,000! Mirboo North Times sub-fund donation will target and support people in need in the community, through the Community Foundation. In particular it will support people through the Hope N Help food distribution group, based…

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Celebrate Seniors Month with a Lunch (or two!)

02 October 2023

The Community Foundation is delighted to be hosting a lunch to celebrate Seniors month again.  The first of these lunches was held last year and it proved to be a sell-out event. “Not only did the guests enjoy the fantastic food at the Mirboo North Hotel, there was much enthusiasm for catching up with friends…

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Jean Moir Sub Fund

20 September 2023

The Community Foundation was delighted to receive a donation earlier this year to create a new sub fund in support of education.  The fund is named after Jean Moir, in honour of the Berry’s Creek farmer who passed away earlier this year. Sub Fund for Education: Honoring Jean Moir’s Legacy The Jean Moir sub fund…

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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.