Community Grants

Donations and Community Recovery Fund supporting Storm Cell Volunteers

Thanks to a donation of $30,000 from Esso Australia to the Mirboo North Community Recovery Fund, a grant of almost $20,000 has gone to the Storm Cell Volunteers (auspiced by the MN Community Shed) to assist in completing the work on the jobs they have logged post storm.

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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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Wild Woods by (it’s no) Drama   

In the last week in November, Social Inclusion Week 2023, Mirboo North was treated to a performance of ‘Wild Woods’ at the Mirboo North Shire Hall.  Wild Woods was performed by (it’s no) Drama, South Gippsland’s all abilities physical theatre ensemble.  The audience of fifty community members, including students from…

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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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Do you have a Community Project that needs grant support?

Over the past 13 years the Community Foundation has supported many wonderful volunteer-led projects, including family arts workshops, fitness and wellbeing classes, all ability playground equipment, historic murals and equipment for many local halls and organisations from U3A through to playgroups and kinders. Community Radio Supporting Local One fantastic community…

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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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From Rural Health to Community Strengthening – the story of the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation

On Sunday 2nd April, the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation launched a book, telling the story of its origins to an audience of almost one hundred locals. “It was important to the Board of the Community Foundation to tell this story because our organisation would not be here today,…

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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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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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