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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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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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Do you have a Community Project that needs grant support?

18 September 2023

Over the past 13 years the Community Foundation has supported many wonderful volunteer-led projects, including family arts workshops, fitness and wellbeing classes, all ability playground equipment, historic murals and equipment for many local halls and organisations from U3A through to playgroups and kinders. Community Radio Supporting Local One fantastic community project funded last year was…

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Two new Directors to join Community Foundation Board

15 September 2023

The Board of the Community Foundation are pleased to welcome two new Directors to their midst.   Luke McGrath, resident of Darlimurla, and Heather Farley from Yinnar South joined the Board in August and met the members last week at Co-space.   Between them, they add a great range of skills and experience and represent different communities…

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Grants for Students going to Uni or TAFE

09 August 2023

Students of any age that are taking up tertiary level studies in early 2024, can apply to the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation for an Education Support Award. Assisting with the financial costs, applications are now open through our website and close on the 19th November.  The Education Support Program was started by the…

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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.