Mirboo North & District Community Foundation Announces 2011 Community Grants

Up to $50,000 in Community Grants is available to community organisations in Boolarra, Dumbalk, Mirboo North, Thorpdale, Yinnar and adjacent rural communities. Mirboo North and District Community Foundation has announced its second round of Community Grants with grants of up to $10,000 per project available to eligible organizations to undertake projects that will benefit these local communities.

In line with the Foundation’s strategic direction, the focus for this year’s grants will be on health and wellbeing and youth. Applications for projects that do not fit within these categories will also be considered and assessed on their merits and potential benefit to the community.

This is the second year that the Mirboo North and District Community Foundation have made funds available to the community in the form of Community Grants, since its inception in 2010. Chairman, Norman Walker said “It’s an immense privilege for the Foundation to be able to once again support the community in this way. We were encouraged by the high standard of projects presented to us for potential funding last year, and look forward to seeing what the communities propose this year”.

Projects funded last year include $5000 for new computers to support the work of volunteers at the Mirboo Nth Times Newspaper, $5000 for the Mirboo Nth Secondary College’s award winning “Yr 9 Community Break Out Program”.

Applications for the grants will open on 5 September 2011 and close on 14 October 2011.

Application forms will be available online at www.mirboodistrictfoundation.org.au, or by telephoning the Executive Officer , Mirboo North and District Community Foundation on 0418 301 092 from 5 September 2011. Applicants must discuss their application with the Executive Officer before applying.

For any queries please contact
Derrick Ehmke, Executive Officer
Mirboo North & District Community Foundation
PO Box 327.  Mirboo North. VIC 3871
info@mirboodistrictfoundation.org.au
www.mirboodistrictfoundation.org.au