community foundation

The Community Foundation’s story on display at Mirboo North Library

This time last year the Community Foundation launched a book telling its origin story, called ‘From Rural Health to Community Strengthening’.  This book was written by Dr. Julie Fenley after much research and takes the reader from the Bush Nursing Hospital set up in 1932 through to the Aged Care…

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The Annemieke Mein exhibition at the Gippsland Gallery, Sale

A group of Mirboo North women enjoyed an opportunity to view the Annemieke Mein retrospective exhibition titled “A Life’s Work”.  This exhibition is currently being held at the Gippsland Gallery in Sale to celebrate the artists 80th birthday. Exploring Annemieke Mein’s Retrospective Exhibition The group travelled to the exhibition for…

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a fence with a poster that reads 'plant hope' in red positioned above potted plants in vibrant green.

Beginning Recovery…. Plant Hope

After the storm event each of us will take our own path to recovery in our own time, but the Mirboo North Community Recovery Fund has started to make some small grants to support this important process. Sowing Seeds of Community Resilience Recognising that connecting as a community brings us…

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Two individuals, a woman on the left and a man on the right, are smiling and holding a commendation certificate and a book titled "FROM RURAL HEALTH TO COMMUNITY STRENGTHENING: The History of the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation". They are standing in front of a digital screen displaying a message of congratulations and thanks for contributions to the state's history, likely at the Victorian Community History Awards ceremony. The woman is wearing a green dress and the man is in a smart suit with a patterned tie. The mood is celebratory and proud.

Community Foundation History Book commended at Victorian Community History Awards

The Mirboo North & District Community Foundation is delighted that ‘From Rural Health to Community Strengthening’ was recognised with commendation at the 2023 Victorian Community History Awards from a field of 168 nominations.   Celebrating a Milestone At an awards ceremony at the Melbourne Arts Centre last Friday, February 2nd,…

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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 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.

Apply Now to the Education Support Program

Three Weeks to Apply for an Education Support Award (closing date 19th November).    These awards are about supporting all of our young people to have continue their educational journeys.  Here’s all you need to know about whether this grant is for you: Q: What is an Education Support Award? A:…

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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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Mirboo North Times supporting Community

The Mirboo North Times has set up a sub-fund within the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation with a donation of $10,000! Mirboo North Times sub-fund donation will target and support people in need in the community, through the Community Foundation. In particular it will support people through the Hope N…

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Celebrate Seniors Month with a Lunch (or two!)

The Community Foundation is delighted to be hosting a lunch to celebrate Seniors month again.  The first of these lunches was held last year and it proved to be a sell-out event. “Not only did the guests enjoy the fantastic food at the Mirboo North Hotel, there was much enthusiasm…

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