Excellent response to Mirboo North and District Community Foundation – Dec. 2011

Excellent response to Mirboo North and District Community Foundation

2011 Community Grants

The Mirboo North and District Community Foundation are delighted with the excellent response from the district community to the Foundations 2011 community grants program.

The Foundation allocated $50,000 to the grant program for 2011 which was heavily oversubscribed with 22 applications totalling $110,000 from a wide range of community organisations from Boolarra, Dumbalk, Mirboo North and Yinnar. As a result 12 organisations have been successful this year, whilst some have been unsuccessful or were ineligible.

Successful applicants were presented with their awards on Monday 21 November 2011 at the Walter J Tuck Reserve Recreation Room. A full list of recipients will be advised in the next issue of the Boolarra Link.

The Foundation wishes to thank all the applicants for their applications and their efforts and commitment to the community. The Foundation also recognises the need for assistance and mentoring in grant applications, that we are a small community with limited resources and a few volunteers and organisations of necessity making the main contribution.

To assist in community training for grant applications and other topics, the Mirboo North and District Foundation, Mirboo North Community Bank and Mirboo Country Development are partnering to bring specific free training to the district 2012. There will shortly be notices for expressions of interest in the local media. This is an exciting initiative for the community with the 3 organisations working jointly for the benefit of the community. We encourage committed community organisations to register their interest in this training.

We once again commend this tightly knit and involved community for their applications and are delighted the Foundation are able to assist as many as possible in improving their organisations outcomes for community benefit.

Derrick Ehmke, Executive Officer
Mirboo North & District Community Foundation
PO Box 327.  Mirboo North. VIC 3871
M: 0418 301 092