Dani Calafiore

Celebrating Seniors Month in Mirboo North

This October there will be a number of events taking place in Mirboo North where the older adults in our community will be able to come together and enjoy some fantastic local food and some social connection.  “We are conscious many people are still getting comfortable with reconnecting fully with…

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What would your community organisation do with a grant of $5,000?

We are blessed with a very active community in this area.  The many community organisations not only connect us, they teach us, entertain us, keep us active, protect our history, secure our environment, build assets, and keep facilities and services running for the benefit of us all.     The Mirboo…

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Live4Life comes to South Gippsland and Bass Coast

Even prior to the pandemic, the Mirboo North & District’s Vital Signs Report indicated that mental health was a challenge for young people (and adults) across our district.  National research since has shown that through Covid young people have experienced higher rates of loneliness, educational disruption, and psychological distress.  Meaning…

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A Giving Community

The communities in our district are well known for our active and committed volunteers.  These volunteers bring us a range of activities and services, ranging from the purely fun to the absolutely necessary.  By giving time and skills these volunteers ensure that the sport, event or service that we love…

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National Volunteer Week 2022

The Community Foundation recently celebrated the efforts of the volunteers within our districts during National Volunteers Week 2022. National Volunteers week is about highlighting the incredible work committed volunteers do to help our communities thrive. Under this year’s theme, ‘Better Together’, the Community Foundation connected with different community groups from…

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Mirboo North & District Community Foundation distributes $4,500 of ‘Back to School’ Vouchers

Students and families of the five primary schools and the secondary college in the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation’s district have started the school year with a little extra support thanks to FRRR’s Back to School vouchers and a Relief Fund provided by the Community Foundation. FRRR, or the…

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Congratulations to the Project Control Group – a job very well done!

In the last few weeks of 2021 our new Medical Centre was opened with much enthusiasm, congratulations and gratitude.  Many different individuals, organisations and businesses were involved at different stages to bring this project to life, but one particular group of volunteers deserves highlighting: the Community Foundation’s Project Control Group.…

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Community Foundation grants almost $30,000 to local students under Education Support Program

As rural and regional students start to take up places in courses at University and TAFE this month, they face a number of challenges.  The Education Support Fund was set up by the Community Foundation in 2013 to support local students tackling these. On Friday 11th February, there was an…

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Official Reopening of the Mirboo North Pool

We are very grateful to Rob Waycott and the Mirboo North Times for allowing us to share their excellent article on the reopening of the Mirboo North Pool on our website (together with the wonderful photos taken by Elana Kovac).  The Mirboo North Times is a weekly community newspaper run…

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Chair of Mirboo North & District Community Foundation passes on the baton

After five years in the Chair of the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation (the Community Foundation), Paul Pratt has stepped down from the role, passing the baton on to Vice-Chair, Rob Kiddell.   The MN&D Community Foundation and the local community have benefited from Paul’s strong leadership of the organisation…

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