Dani Calafiore

Mirboo North Medical Centre facility celebrates 1st Birthday

It seems hard to believe that a year has passed already, but the team at the Community Foundation caught up with Mirboo North Medical Centre team on Thursday last to mark the occasion of the first birthday of the spacious medical and allied health facility that was built by the…

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Improving youth mental health – Live4Life

The Bass Coast and South Gippsland Live 4 Life program, which kicked off in mid 2022, has finished the year on a high.  In the 7 months since it started, it has covered a range of activities that would usually take a full year.   From the launch of a partnership…

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Generosity and community spirit in Mirboo North

The last Tuesday in November is Giving Tuesday, a day which highlights and celebrates generosity right across the world.   To mark the occasion, we wanted to highlight and celebrate some of our local giving – and there is lots to celebrate!  While volunteers and community groups give their time and…

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Community Foundation awards Grants to eleven local groups

On Wednesday 23rd November the community groups who were successful in this year’s Community Grants program were announced to a room full of people at the Walter J Tuck Reserve.    Diana Mueller, convenor of the Community Engagement and Grants Committee outlined the importance of this program in supporting community…

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Community Foundation grants for Tertiary Education in 2023 Closing Soon

Wherever you are at on your educational journey, if you are taking up tertiary level studies in early 2023, you can apply to the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation for an Education Support Award to assist with the financial costs of studying.  Applications are closing soon though – they…

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Reconnecting during Seniors Month in Mirboo North

In the first week of October, there was a gathering of almost 70 older people for lunch at the Mirboo North Hotel.  This subsidised lunch was hosted by the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation thanks to a grant from South Gippsland Shire Council in celebration of Seniors Month. The…

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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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