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Pick My Project

  Have you Picked your Projects? Pick My Project is a state government initiative to give $30M through an online community grants program that gives us all the chance to suggest project ideas and then vote to decide which ones are funded. It is the first program of its kind…

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Educational Support Fund

  Educational Support Fund As Spring arrives, the Year 12 students in our district are in sight of the end of their secondary education.  It is the point at which they are finalising choices for future study, whether at TAFE, University or Online courses.   It is also the time of…

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Vital Signs in other Communities

Vital Signs in other Communities   As our Vital Signs project kicks off, it was interesting to see another Vital Signs project featured in the media recently.  A Community Foundation and a private family foundation up in Canberra have partnered to auspice ‘Canberra’s Vital Signs’.  ‘Hands Across Canberra’ and the…

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Choo Choo Newsletter

Choo Choo Market 2018

  Choo Choo Market 2018   The seventh annual Choo Choo Market is already on the horizon and will take place this year on Saturday 25th August at Mirboo North Shire Hall between 9am and 2pm. For those of you who haven’t been, the Choo Choo Market is a vibrant…

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Members Meeting June 2018 Update

  New Members Morning Tea We know that our members are keen to have a better understanding of the Community Foundation and what is happening operationally.  For new members this is even more important, as they also learn about the concept and activities of a Community Foundation.  The informal morning…

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Communities in Control

Communities in Control 2018 by Lindsay Oates

     Communities have the Power, they’ve just got to learn to use it!   Lindsay Oates, Member of the Community Foundation, recently attended the Communities in Control Conference and brings us his highlights from the stimulating two day event.   A thousand delegates from across the country attended ‘Communities…

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MNDCF New Home

  Our New Home The Community Foundation is very pleased to announce that it is moving to a new home, here in Mirboo North. We have taken on a lease of 96 Ridgway, formerly the In-line Café, and should move in by the end of August.   While there is some…

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The Baromi Centre Story

    The Baromi Centre Story   Margaret Peters, member of the Community Foundation and Secretary of the Mirboo North Senior Citizens Centre Inc gives us the background. The building now known as the Baromi Centre was built and opened in 1977. From its opening it has been a Shire…

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MNSC Year 9 Showcase

MNSC Year 9 Showcase   Community Foundations are key community enablers on many different levels, and one advantage is their ability to bringing funding into new territory, where new, innovative and somewhat unproven ideas can bring benefit to the community.   The MNSC Year 9 Showcase is one such project. The…

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Boomerang Bags Mirboo North

  Have you got your Boomerang Bag? After a gentle start, Boomerang Bags Mirboo North has developed into a hive of activity. The arrival of screen-printing equipment, the abolition of single-use plastic bags from the Mirboo North IGA, and then a recent family tragedy on the far side of the…

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Boolarra Bell Harp

 Boolarra Bell Harp On a beautifully sunny morning towards the end of April, I was pleased to attend the opening of the Bell Harp Musical Sculpture in Boolarra. The Mirboo North & District Community Foundation collaborated with the Mirboo North & District Community Bank in funding this project, with both…

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Mirboo North Swimming Pool Fund

 The Mirboo North Swimming Pool Fund As the redevelopment of the Mirboo North Swimming Pool edges closer, with SGSC including $3.8M of capital expenditure in its proposed budget for 2018, the Community Foundation is pleased to announce its collaboration with the Friends of the Mirboo North Swimming Pool (‘Friends of…

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