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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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Rebuild and Refresh our Gardens: Plants and Planting Day

11 June 2024

On Sunday 23rd June the Community Foundation is hosting a Plants and Planting Day at the Mirboo North Shire Hall thanks to the generosity of locals and neighbouring communities who are donating plants as well as their time to help the planting in gardens that have been impacted by February’s Storm event. This event has…

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Donations and Community Recovery Fund supporting Storm Cell Volunteers

06 June 2024

Thanks to a donation of $30,000 from Esso Australia to the Mirboo North Community Recovery Fund, a grant of almost $20,000 has gone to the Storm Cell Volunteers (auspiced by the MN Community Shed) to assist in completing the work on the jobs they have logged post storm.

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Free training in Mental Health First Aid – June 12th and 13th

30 May 2024

Many in the community are skilled first aiders, but how many of us are skilled at giving first aid for mental health challenges?  If you want to improve your skills, you can join a free Mental Health First Aid training course taking place in Mirboo North on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th of June.   …

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The Community Foundation’s story on display at Mirboo North Library

02 May 2024

This time last year the Community Foundation launched a book telling its origin story, called ‘From Rural Health to Community Strengthening’.  This book was written by Dr. Julie Fenley after much research and takes the reader from the Bush Nursing Hospital set up in 1932 through to the Aged Care facility set up in the…

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Mirboo North Recovery Fund continues to support Community

02 May 2024

The Mirboo North Community Recovery Fund in the Community Foundation continues to make small grants to support the community in recovery.   This fund was set up post-storm and has been generously supported by local donors and those further afield.     Thanks to these donors we have given out a range of small grants.  Most recently…

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The Annemieke Mein exhibition at the Gippsland Gallery, Sale

09 April 2024

A group of Mirboo North women enjoyed an opportunity to view the Annemieke Mein retrospective exhibition titled “A Life’s Work”.  This exhibition is currently being held at the Gippsland Gallery in Sale to celebrate the artists 80th birthday. Exploring Annemieke Mein’s Retrospective Exhibition The group travelled to the exhibition for free in the Mirboo North…

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Refresh and Regrow Gardens of Mirboo North

09 April 2024

The generosity and support for Mirboo North post the storm event continues to flow.   One beautiful example is the community of Inverloch, through the Inverloch Community House, who have decided to support their Mirboo North ‘neighbours’ through their love of gardening and plants.  Community Support Blossoms They have called this project Rebuild and Regrow Residential…

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Beginning Recovery…. Plant Hope

25 March 2024

After the storm event each of us will take our own path to recovery in our own time, but the Mirboo North Community Recovery Fund has started to make some small grants to support this important process. Sowing Seeds of Community Resilience Recognising that connecting as a community brings us enjoyment, relaxation and the ability…

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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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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.