South Gippsland Shire brought Girls Owns Space to Mirboo North at the end of last year, running through to March when it was held up by the pandemic. With the design and planning completed in March, the construction phase was then completed in mid-November, when volunteers and participants came together to prepare and oil the reclaimed slabs of Cyprus and lift the slabs into their correct place on the various concrete plinths around the courtyard.
The Community Foundation announced the recipients of the 9 successful community grants for 2020, which will be distributed to the successful community groups around the local district.
The Friends of the Mirboo North Swimming Pool are delighted to announce that they have now met their fundraising target of $1 million, with the $100,000 Challenge Fund from the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation having been matched in total last month.
Boo FIIT is a fitness timetable providing affordable access to fitness and wellbeing classes within the community, it was originally set up in 2019 and has grown to include many different classes. There are varying fitness levels and sessions were tailored to suit the participant’s abilities.
The Mirboo North and District Community Foundation’s 2020 Community Grants Program is open for applications from September 1-30. These community grants assist community groups with additional capital for major projects, opportunities to learn new skills and accessing resources.
Local student Jazmin Carroll is seeking feedback from past ESF recipients who would be interested in connecting with each other through a peer network.
Mardan Mirboo North Landcare Group Inc. has told us that they conducted their first Tree Bee this year after lockdown restrictions were eased.
At a time when we hear a lot about the death of print media, it is also becoming clear that community newspapers like the Mirboo North Times are bucking this trend: they are thriving, providing a voice for their communities and improving engagement and our sense of community belonging.
The dedicated Friends of the Mirboo North Swimming Pool group have been overwhelmed by the response to their call to “buy a tile” for the redevelopment of the pool.
Mirboo North and District Community Bank partnered with the Community Foundation, who believe the report will help both organisations to decide where to invest their grant resources for the greatest impact.