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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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 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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‘Celebrate Her!’ Morning Tea at the Community Foundation

A new exhibition arrived today in the courtyard at the Co-space. Nine posters showcasing some photographs from the beautiful book from the Celebrate Her! Stories of South Gippsland Women project. This project depicts some of the diversity and strength of women from many walks of life in South Gippsland.  To welcome…

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A group of students are holding up their awards from the education support funds, surrounded by two bank representatives and members of the community foundation. The light is dark against a bushy background of trees.

Community Foundation’s Education Support Awards evening

Last Wednesday, the Community Foundation announced its education support awards for 2023.   Eight local students beginning courses at University and TAFE this month, received awards to assist in this transition. “The Education Support awards are aimed at supporting the upfront costs students face in taking up University and TAFE courses…

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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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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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Mirboo North & District Community Foundation opens Purpose-built Medical Centre in Mirboo North

The modern medical and allied health facility built on Ridgway by the Mirboo North and District Community Foundation (the Community Foundation) was formally opened on Saturday 11th December. Hundreds of community members attended, taking up the invite to have a tour of the facility and afternoon tea as part of the…

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Winners of Mural Design Competition announced!

The foundations mural on Ridgway is about to be transformed by Melanie Caple and a team of four students from the Mirboo North Secondary College. At a celebratory gathering at the space last week, Melanie Caple announced the winners of the mural design competition: Morgan Finnegan, Jett Gundy, Jobeka Siaman…

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