Mumbulla Foundation

Proudly supporting the Bega Valley Community


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Mumbulla Foundation

The Foundation promotes community well-being by making grants to small charity and not-for-profit groups for social, environmental, and cultural activities within the Bega Valley Shire. Our ‘Background’ and ‘Storybook’ help describe our activities and showcase recent examples of groups supported by the Foundation.

It also funds university scholarships and school book prizes. To support these activities the Foundation seeks private and business donations, receives a matching annual grant from Council, and undertakes its own fundraising activities.

In its 15 years in operation the Foundation has given almost $1 million in grants to over 200 organisations.


Thank you to everyone who supported the 2016 Gala Dinner. It was a wonderful night of costume, friendship and giving. The final results are not yet available but we think that the outcome will be as good as past years. Thank you to Bega Cheese and all our other supporters, those who donated prizes for the auctions, and especially to those who so generously opened their hearts and pockets to support the charity and not-for-profit organisations of the Bega Valley.

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Proudly sponsored by Bega Cheese, the 2016 Mumbulla Foundation Gala Dinner promises to be a night of fun, intrigue and great entertainment. So, mark the date in your diary and gather your friends and pharaohs together to make up a table for what promises to be a fun-filled evening.


The 2016 Mumbulla Foundation Grants are now CLOSED.  Applications are being assessed and outcomes will be advised in November. The Mumbulla Foundation 2016 Grants Presentation will be held at 4 pm Friday 2 December at the University of Wollongong Bega Campus. For further information please contact the foundation.


The Mumbulla Foundation is pleased to announce a ‘Gold Donor’ program. Please ‘Give Where You Live’ and help the Foundation support the Bega Valley Shire Community. If you would like to become a Gold Donor them please submit the Donation Form.


The 2015 Annual Grants Presentation was held at the BVSC Chambers  on Friday 4 December 2015. Gary Potts, the Mumbulla Foundation chair, and BVSC Mayor Clr Michael Britten presented grants totaling almost $75,000 to 34 Bega Valley charitable and not for profit community organisations. For the story and photos courtesy of the Bega District News please click here. A list of the successful 2015 grant recipients is here.



The grant is used to purchase a MicroEye Microscope.  The simplicity of this microscope means it can be used successfully by people of all ages to take a closer look at specimens contained in the touch tank and dried specimens.  It has become a valuable tool in educating the wider community about the local temperate marine environment.

The grant is provided for the conduct of workshops in dance and percussion that explored the non-verbal communication between people.  It was a program targeted at nurturing performers to explore and cross boundaries and was targeted at the 10-14 year age range.  This project called 'Stomp' culminated in a performance called 'Smoke Signal' in October 2013.

Tathra Aboriginal Education Project This grant was for the publication of the language book on the DHURGA and THAUA Aboriginal languages and the erection of 4 signs indicating significant aboriginal sites around Tathra.  The project has addressed the educational needs of students whilst raising awareness of Aboriginal languages of the South Coast and Far South Coast.

Tulgeen Group - Riverside nursery. This grant provides support for the establishment of a community garden.

As part of the celebration of National Family Day Care Week the organisation acquired new climbing equipment with the assistance of the Mumbulla Grant.  The primary aim of this equipment is to promote physical activity and develop motor skills.

Jellat Rural Fire Brigade members with new wet weather jackets, goggles and torches bought with a Mumbulla Foundation 2014 grant. A new first aid kit was also bought for the Jellat station.

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