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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 2021 Community Grants to seven local groups

01 December 2021

On Wednesday 24th November, the community groups who had been successful in this year’s Community Foundation grants program were announced to a room full of people at the Walter J Tuck Reserve.  “It was a pleasure to be able to gather as an organisation for the first time since February,” said Ruth Rogan, Executive Officer. “The…

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Zadnick Bequest Supports New Pathology Room at Mirboo North Medical Centre

25 November 2021

The modern medical and allied health facility being built on Ridgway by the Mirboo North and District Community Foundation (the Community Foundation), will now include a pathology room. This addition is due entirely to a generous bequest by Joe (Joze) Zadnick from Allambee South. To recognise Joe’s generosity the new pathology space will be called…

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Winners of Mural Design Competition announced!

22 November 2021

The foundations mural on Ridgway is about to be transformed by Melanie Caple and a team of four students from the Mirboo North Secondary College. At a celebratory gathering at the space last week, Melanie Caple announced the winners of the mural design competition: Morgan Finnegan, Jett Gundy, Jobeka Siaman and Lily Smith. The winners…

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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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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.