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2023 Continuing Education Scholarships Announced

We are pleased to announce our 2023 program of scholarships to support continuing education. These scholarships, of up to $1000 each, are open to all residents of the Bega Valley enrolled in accredited courses regardless of age. Applications for this program are open from 1 June and close on 14 July 2023. These scholarships aim to provide financial assistance for people looking to pursue further education. We hope these scholarships will help promote learning and professional development within our community. For more information regarding eligibility criteria and how to apply, please use this link. We look forward to receiving your applications!
June 1, 2023
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“Transformation through Fire” Workshops

"An Introduction to Bronze Casting - Transformation through Fire" a series of two workshops were designed and delivered by local Sculptor Ross Cameron.  This project aimed to provide bushfire survivors with a healing experience where fire can be considered a creative element to help them heal from the trauma caused by recent bushfires. The workshops were a great success, all participants successfully created original artworks in lead-free pewter using Cuttlefish bone moulds. The participants were able to create a variety of objects, including jewellery, pendants, and small sculptures. The workshops also provided an opportunity for the participants to connect with each other and share their stories, creating a supportive and safe environment for all.
May 23, 2023
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Heart Defibrillator for Eden Service and Social Club Inc.(ESSCI)

Eden Men's Service Club was established in 1992 and since that time, the age of its members has been steadily increasing. Currently, the average age of the members is over 70 years old. A  lot of hard work is put into the labour-intensive tasks they carry out which can be challenging and draining. Having a heart defibrillator at work could be a potential life-saver for any Club member or bystander who might have an unresponsive episode. This could save lives and provide immeasurable peace of mind to all those in the workplace.
April 28, 2023
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Rocky Hall new picnic table rocks!

The Mumbulla Community Foundation is proud to have been a part of the transformation of Rocky Hall BBQ shelter. With the addition of a brand new picnic table, Rocky Hall now offers an even more enjoyable environment for people to relax in. We are delighted that our contribution has enabled them to make this amazing change and we wish them many more happy gatherings in the future! "Rocky Hall had another lovely, happy and relaxing community day yesterday at our new BBQ shelter. The occasion was the first official use of the table funded by the Mumbulla Foundation - a welcome morning tea for baby Mason. He is pictured here with his very proud Mum and Grandmother and other members of the Rocky Hall community." Carly Baker  
April 28, 2023
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KidBargo 2023 – was fun!

The grant was used to upgrade the content and presentation of the children’s festival at the 2023 Cobargo Folk Festival. With the help of our funding, they were able to rebrand the children's festival as "KidBargo". KidBargo! was managed professionally and delivered a high-quality experience targeted at children under 12 and their parents. It included child-focused performances, a range of activities from arts and crafts, dance and wellbeing workshops and a flag parade. The program also included the 2023 Cobargo Folk Festival Schools’ Concert held at the Cobargo Public School, drawing in children from Quaama. This has been an annual event during festival week. Our grant allowed them to engage in three top-quality acts this year, with school-based experience. KidBargo! was a fun and safe space for families to explore their creativity and have fun together. The venue was well-attended and feedback about the program was highly positive. It has…
April 28, 2023
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“Fire Across The Water” Book, Wonboyn Village

Following the fires of 2020 Wonboyn Village was severely damaged in many ways. The loss of homes, sheds, possessions, fauna & flora, stock etc was devastating. The business base of the town was also affected. Oysters could not be harvested and in some cases died. The Caravan Park lost all its business for some time. Sadly their shed which housed all their maintenance equipment was also lost and some of the sites, people’s homes, within the park were lost. A local timber harvesting family business also lost all of its harvesting equipment. Local Author and Community Member, Susie Sara, has been gathering stories and pictures about the fires from all those affected in the Wonboyn Community. These stories include memories of the RFS firefighters who were on the front line when the fire impacted: Residents, some who stayed and some who left, campers, post fire supporters, visitors, defence force, service…
April 28, 2023
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Young Women Grants Awards, March 2023

We are delighted to help young women achieve! Congratulations to nine Bega Valley young women awarded grants yesterday. "March 8 is International Women's Day and for the past 14 years, the Bega Valley Shire Council, in partnership with the Mumbulla Foundation, has presented grants to some of our community's most inspirational young women". reported Ben Smyth The second round of Young Women’s Grants is open to young women aged between 18 and 25 years to encourage them to achieve their personal goals and passions in arts and culture, the environment, business, community, health and sport. Round 2 will close on 31 March. More information and application Photo by IIlada Bolton
March 9, 2023
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Watch: The Best of Giving Films

"During the past two years, Philanthropy Australia has compiled nine short films that tell the stories of best practice philanthropy, ranging from community support during a crisis, to environmental initiatives, to partnerships with Indigenous health providers." To watch the films please follow this link:    
February 6, 2023
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Mumbulla Community Foundation Annual Report for 2021-22

Mumbulla Community Foundation (MCF) is proud to share our Annual Report for 2021-22. It was a very busy, productive and successful year for our Foundation. We are grateful to our board members, donors, funding and philanthropic organisations, and other supporters for your generous financial, administrative and intellectual support we have received. Mumbulla Community Foundation is dedicated to continuing supporting the Bega Valley Community. You are welcome to get in touch. Link to the Annual Report for 2021-22
January 31, 2023