community grants

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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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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Do you have a Community Project that needs grant support?

Over the past 13 years the Community Foundation has supported many wonderful volunteer-led projects, including family arts workshops, fitness and wellbeing classes, all ability playground equipment, historic murals and equipment for many local halls and organisations from U3A through to playgroups and kinders. Community Radio Supporting Local One fantastic community…

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Giving Local at the End of Financial Year

We are lucky to be part of a very generous community.  Most people are aware of the generosity of the local volunteers. They keep many opportunities available in our local area, from local sport to local fitness, from local ambulance to local fire services.  None of these services would be…

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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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Community Foundation awards Grants to eleven local groups

On Wednesday 23rd November the community groups who were successful in this year’s Community Grants program were announced to a room full of people at the Walter J Tuck Reserve.    Diana Mueller, convenor of the Community Engagement and Grants Committee outlined the importance of this program in supporting community…

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Reconnecting during Seniors Month in Mirboo North

In the first week of October, there was a gathering of almost 70 older people for lunch at the Mirboo North Hotel.  This subsidised lunch was hosted by the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation thanks to a grant from South Gippsland Shire Council in celebration of Seniors Month. The…

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What would your community organisation do with a grant of $5,000?

We are blessed with a very active community in this area.  The many community organisations not only connect us, they teach us, entertain us, keep us active, protect our history, secure our environment, build assets, and keep facilities and services running for the benefit of us all.     The Mirboo…

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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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Community Grants 2021

September is one of our favourite months at the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation.  It is the month when our annual Community Grants program opens for applications and we start talking to many local community groups about projects they are planning.   “It is always exciting to hear how these…

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