Growing our community – outdoor broadcast vehicle (UGFM)

With the help of funding from MTCF, Murrindindi’s local radio station. UGFM, purchased a Ford transit van to fit out as a mobile studio (outdoor broadcast vehicle) to support, strengthen and promote community events and activities across the Shire. UGFM is a volunteer based community organisation and is a designated emergency services broadcaster. The outdoor […]

Acheron Mechanics Institute – upgrade of facilities

The upgrade of the only recreational facilities in Acheron was this project’s objective. The recreation areas that were developed at the Acheron Mechanics Institute hall, included the installation of a safety fence around the sport courts, the erection of a viewing and storage shelter, the installation of a basketball ring and landscaping. The upgraded facilities […]

Continuing our craft journey

Within this project assistance was given to members of the Creative Triangle to attend a workshop to advance their skills. The Creative Triangle was formed in the aftermath of the 2009 bushfires to create a space where women could gather and connect and share their recovery journeys. Creative connections contribute to the confidence and the […]

Medal Of The Order Of Australia (OAM) (General Division)

Congratulations to our Chair, Tony Thompson, for the recognition of his commitment to our community. Today Tony has been included in the Australia Day 2020 Honours List for service to the community of Marysville. Tony’s dedication to community was highlighted through his role as Chair of the Marysville and Triangle Community Recovery Committee after the […]

Flowerdale Recreation Reserve – upgrade of facilities

Executive Officer, Robyn Hill, attended the opening of the upgraded facilities at Flowerdale’s Spring Valley Recreation Reserve on Australia Day. The Foundation supported the upgrade of the facilities through a grant made to the dedicated team of volunteers at Flowerdale Sports Inc. Through their hard work, they were also able to attract funding from Murrindindi […]

Get Ready Day! 2019

What an amazing day at our Get Ready! Event. Huge thanks to our local emergency services teams, very willing as always to share their knowledge. We learnt about CPR and snakebite management, watched the SES demonstrate their skills at a simulated live car cut and rescue, learnt from Forest Fire Management about being ready and […]

Murrindindi Youth (MY) Reflective Garden, Alexandra Secondary College

Alexandra Secondary College’s new garden is a quiet reflective space where students can relax and enjoy the natural environment. Funded through the Foundation’s Bushfire Recovery Fund, the garden creates a sense of belonging and connection to the school space. Two factors that influence resilience are connection and sense of belonging. Students can be seen enjoying […]

Improving mental health – Alexandra Secondary College

This project supported the students of Alexandra Secondary School by providing an on site counsellor. A counsellor worked with students and their families to improve their mental health and day-to-day functioning. By helping young people to develop positive mental health their learning outcomes and contributions to community capacity and personal resilience are improved. Increasing the […]

Community Fitness – Toolangi Castella district community house

The aim of this project is to increase the fitness and stamina of the participants in the Toolangi Castella District Community House fitness group. Physical fitness is associated with lowered stress levels, improved mood and reduced anxiety leading to improved resilience in both the mental and physical well-being of people. Attendance in the class encourages […]

Singing for the Soul

Dr Jonathon Welch AM, and 60 members of his community choir – ‘THECHO!R’- visited Alexandra on April 7 2019 to conduct a singing workshop with local participants, then participated in a free concert performance in the afternoon for the general public involving all members of THECHO!R and all local participants. Funded through the Foundation’s Bushfire […]