Make a Difference
While much of our initial work has been on bushfire recovery across the region, we have identified a number of other areas that need support, including community development, building local community capacity, encouraging volunteering and building resilience.
To enable us to continue delivering much-needed funding into the community through our grant programs, we need your support. Marysville and Triangle Community Foundation (MTCF) is a financially sound, well-governed foundation that is well-placed to play this broader role in the Murrindindi Shire.
Over the next few years, we will continue to offer grants to the community, but we need to build a sustainable funding base that will enable us to continue to support the growth of this fantastic region, once the disaster recovery grants have been expended. This will help to ensure a vibrant, healthy and resilient future across the communities of the Murrindindi Shire.
We would like your help to ensure the longevity of the MTCF and enable our continued grant-making and capacity building to support the local community. Donations will support the growth of the Murrindindi Fund, which will continue to work to support the foundation’s vision across Murrindindi Shire.
There are several ways you can give to make a lasting impact. A donation of any amount will be met with great gratitude.
Anyone can become a donor, and all donations over $2 are tax-deductible. To enable your donation to be tax-deductible, we have partnered with the highly regarded Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal. They accept and process these donations on our behalf. You can donate online here.
Anyone can make a gift as a bequest in their will. A bequest is a meaningful way that an individual can leave a legacy that benefits their local community, and can be anonymous or recognised by name if the donor wishes. Speak to your legal advisor about how to set this up.
If you decide to name us as a beneficiary, please let us know, so we can make sure we know how you would like your legacy to make a difference.
Open a Bank Account
For individuals, community groups or organisations who wish to support us, you can open a bank account that benefits our community foundation. There are no costs to you when you bank with Bendigo Bank at the Upwey Branch using the MTCF’s agency referral number. Income is provided to the Foundation from the bank’s margin – so you can make a difference, without it costing you anything. More details.
Spread the word
The more people who know about us, the more we can do. So please help spread the word about what we do. Follow and like our posts on Facebook and Instagram; if you run a local business, tell your staff and customers; and if you’re a visitor and love our community as much as the locals do, please tell everyone you know to come and visit too.
Give the precious gift of time – whether on a long-term basis or to support us on a project. If you would like to contribute in this way, please contact us.
If you have any questions about how to get involved, please give us a call, 0488 007 688.