Rebuild and Refresh our Gardens: Plants and Planting Day

On Sunday 23rd June the Community Foundation is hosting a Plants and Planting Day at the Mirboo North Shire Hall thanks to the generosity of locals and neighbouring communities who are donating plants as well as their time to help the planting in gardens that have been impacted by February’s…

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Donations and Community Recovery Fund supporting Storm Cell Volunteers

Thanks to a donation of $30,000 from Esso Australia to the Mirboo North Community Recovery Fund, a grant of almost $20,000 has gone to the Storm Cell Volunteers (auspiced by the MN Community Shed) to assist in completing the work on the jobs they have logged post storm.

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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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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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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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‘Celebrate Her!’ Morning Tea at the Community Foundation

A new exhibition arrived today in the courtyard at the Co-space. Nine posters showcasing some photographs from the beautiful book from the Celebrate Her! Stories of South Gippsland Women project. This project depicts some of the diversity and strength of women from many walks of life in South Gippsland.  To welcome…

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Get involved by joining our Board of Directors

The Mirboo North and District Community Foundation is seeking two new Directors to complement its current Board. We are seeking local people who want to help us build stronger communities across our district, including Boolarra, Mirboo North, Dumbalk, Thorpdale, Yinnar. Applications & Enquiries To express interest in the role, please…

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