Mirboo North Recovery Fund continues to support Community

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…

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Mirboo North Medical Centre’s Second Birthday

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…

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Community Foundation’s Annual General Meeting and Grant Awards

It was a busy evening at the Walter J Tuck Rec rooms last Monday night with the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Community Foundation taking place alongside the award of various grants and first aid kits.  Guests included the members, Cr. Clare Williams, recently appointed Mayor of SGSC and…

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a woman and teenage boy stand next to a black first aid kit, the woman has one hand resting on the bag. they are smiling.

Does your community group need a First Aid Kit?

The Mirboo North Pharmacy Fund was set up in the Community Foundation at the beginning of this year. This fund holds the $10,000 donation, which the Mirboo North Pharmacy won at the end of 2022, for being the Arrotex Community Pharmacy of the Year.  “This donation has had a big…

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Grants and First Aid Kits awarded from the Mirboo North Pharmacy Fund

On Monday 22nd May the Community Foundation awarded six $1,000 grants to local community organisations and distributed First Aid Kits to 10 more community groups with funds from the Mirboo North Pharmacy Sub-fund.  The Mirboo North Pharmacy Sub-fund was set up earlier this year to hold the $10,000 prize which…

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Time to take the Pulse of our Community again – Vital Signs Report 2023

The Vital Signs Report framework is about engaging locals in developing a snapshot of how a community is faring in key quality of life areas – Health and Wellbeing, Education and Learning, Economy, Environment and Belonging.  The first Mirboo North & District’s Vital Signs Report was published three years ago…

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Community Lunch to hear the history of the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation

Since its launch in early April ‘From Rural Health to Community Strengthening’, the book which tells the Community Foundation’s history has been on sale at a number of businesses in Mirboo North.  There has been good interest with sales going well at the Bendigo Bank, the Wren’s Nest and the…

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Mirboo North Pharmacy Fund targets health and well-being

The Mirboo North Pharmacy Sub-fund (within the Community Foundation) now holds the $10,000 donation which the Mirboo North Pharmacy won at the end of last year, as a winner of the ‘Arrotex Community Pharmacy of the Year’.  In mid-2022 the local community engaged strongly in a public on-line voting process…

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Mirboo North Medical Centre facility celebrates 1st Birthday

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

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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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