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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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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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Two new Directors to join Community Foundation Board

The Board of the Community Foundation are pleased to welcome two new Directors to their midst.   Luke McGrath, resident of Darlimurla, and Heather Farley from Yinnar South joined the Board in August and met the members last week at Co-space.   Between them, they add a great range of skills 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.

Grants for Students going to Uni or TAFE

Students of any age that are taking up tertiary level studies in early 2024, can apply to the Mirboo North & District Community Foundation for an Education Support Award. Assisting with the financial costs, applications are now open through our website and close on the 19th November.  The Education Support…

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