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Mirboo North & District Community Foundation distributes $4,500 of ‘Back to School’ Vouchers

Students and families of the five primary schools and the secondary college in the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation’s district have started the school year with a little extra support thanks to FRRR’s Back to School vouchers and a Relief Fund provided by the Community Foundation. FRRR, or the…

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Congratulations to the Project Control Group – a job very well done!

In the last few weeks of 2021 our new Medical Centre was opened with much enthusiasm, congratulations and gratitude.  Many different individuals, organisations and businesses were involved at different stages to bring this project to life, but one particular group of volunteers deserves highlighting: the Community Foundation’s Project Control Group.…

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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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Chair of Mirboo North & District Community Foundation passes on the baton

After five years in the Chair of the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation (the Community Foundation), Paul Pratt has stepped down from the role, passing the baton on to Vice-Chair, Rob Kiddell.   The MN&D Community Foundation and the local community have benefited from Paul’s strong leadership of the organisation…

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A Colourful and Contemporary Mural at Co-Space

Local artist and curator, Melanie Caple, and four students from Mirboo North Secondary College painted a new mural in Mirboo North last week after 12 months of planning.  The mural, which was designed by Melanie, not only incorporated elements of the students’ winning designs, but it reconnects with Dennis Leversha’s…

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Community Grant for Hallston Hall

In May, the Community Foundation awarded a grant of $3,599 to the Hallston Mechanics Institute to support urgent roof and gutter repairs at the Hallston Hall and avoid deterioration of the internal roof structures of this much-loved community building – the only public building in Hallston. The first Hallston Hall…

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New Directors for the Community Foundation

We are very pleased to share the news that two new Directors have been appointed to the Board of the Community Foundation as of 24th May 2021.  We welcome Ariane Ramsey, resident of Boolarra and Daisy Browne, resident of Mirboo North.  Between them, they add a great range of skills…

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Have an Impact in your Community

Community Foundations are not about one single cause; we are about a place and its people – about the communities of the towns of Mirboo North, Thorpdale, Yinnar, Boolarra, Dumbalk and the many rural communities in between.  We are about making those communities stronger through giving, facilitating and investing.  If you…

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