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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.

What's New

Key community organisations take district’s Vital Signs in new report.

28 March 2020

Mirboo North and District Community Bank partnered with the Community Foundation, who believe the report will help both organisations to decide where to invest their grant resources for the greatest impact.

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Yinnar Mural Restored

12 March 2020

The Community Foundation admires the restoration paint work that’s been achieved on the iconic mural that is on the Railway Goods Shed Museum in Yinnar.

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Education Support Funds Awards Night 2020

17 February 2020

The Community Foundation hosted its annual Educational Support Fund (ESF) Awards night at Walter Tuck Reserve on Friday the 14th of February, 2020.

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Celebrating 10 years of the Community Foundation – Together we Thrive

03 February 2020

The Mirboo North & District Community Foundation joined in the fun last Friday evening to support the Friends of the Mirboo North Pool’s fundraising “Frozen II” movie night at the Recreation Reserve.

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For Service to her Community

30 January 2020

Mirboo North resident, Judy Speedy, was named this week in the Australia Day Honour’s List.  She received a Medal of the Order of Australia in the general division, in recognition of her service to the community of Mirboo North. Judy was very surprised to be nominated for this award.  “What I have done is not remarkable”, she protests.  “Rural areas thrive because so…

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Community Foundation Office Resource – CFOR

15 August 2019

   Almost one year ago, the Community Foundation moved into 96 Ridgway, a beautifully maintained wooden building on the main street in Mirboo North. This space has not only become home for the Community Foundation, but it has, as hoped, strengthened the visibility, accessibility and transparency of our organisation.   It has also been a pleasure…

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Sensory Room @ Mirboo North Primary School

14 August 2019

  Sixteen years ago a group within the Mirboo North community, including some teachers, decided to establish the Chaplaincy Committee with the objective of providing counselling services to the students and school community of Mirboo North by way of a Chaplain.  In 2019 that organisation is still going strong in its relatively recent incorporated form,…

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History of the Community Foundation

14 August 2019

At the Community Foundation we are very proud of our history and love to tell people about where we came from. It is a story of a self-reliant rural community that has not only survived but thrived when faced with a range of challenges.   It is also a story which many in the community are…

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Out of Rounds Community Grants – Wednesday Warriors

14 August 2019

  Out of Round Grants The Community Foundation has an annual Community Grants Program, which opens each September.  However it has always been a priority for the Community Foundation to be responsive to need and this year we have formalised a process whereby groups and organisations who need support outside of our annual program can access it:…

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Grand Ridge Rail Trail parkrun – Mirboo North

07 May 2019

Inaugural Grand Ridge Rail Trail parkrun, Mirboo North – by Rob Waycott    They ran, they jogged, they walked, all 297 of them, at the inaugural Grand Ridge Rail Trail parkrun held on Saturday morning, 27 April. Commencing at eight am, from behind the Grand Ridge Brewery, as well as many locals, representatives from 28…

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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.