News & Events 2017-12-05T16:54:34+00:00


EOI Now Open!

Into Our Hands invites Expressions of Interest to join our Skills Based Board! 

Expressions of interest are sought from community minded people who have strong connections in the Alpine, Indigo and Wangaratta Shires and the communities affected by the 2009 Beechworth-Mudgegonga Fire Complex.

It is essential the potential Board member is passionate about local communities and philanthropy, has strong networks, governance skills and experience, and has the ability to add value and contribute to Board decision-making and oversight.  The position is on a voluntary basis.

The Board of Directors is responsible for managing two charitable trust funds to promote community well-being, resilience and sustainability.  Directors have an opportunity to make a difference by providing grants to support local fire affected communities and by assisting in building a perpetual fund which will benefit communities of Alpine, Indigo and Wangaratta Shires.  If you’re passionate about the region and have the capacity to steer and influence this small, yet highly productive organisation, then please consider putting in an application.

Please submit a resume and covering letter addressed to the Chair of Into Our Hands Community Foundation, Loretta Carroll and Email or write to  or PO Box 586, Myrtleford, Vic 3737.

Expressions of Interest close  31st January 2018

For more information contact Executive Officer Katrina Bendeman  P:0466 252 866 E:


Upcoming Events

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‘A Farming Journal’ by Coral Love

Into Our Hands Community Foundation has the great pleasure to announce a wonderful book available throughout our community.   The Alpine and Indigo Whole of Landscape Project Steering Committee is proud to present ‘A Farming Journey’, an account of the development of eleven farming districts in North East Victoria:  Bruarong, Barwidgee Creek, Dederang, Glen Creek, Havilah, Kancoona, Mudgegona, Murmungee, Rosewhite, Running Creek and Upper Gundowring.  A special connection has developed between these districts since the devastation of the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.  ‘A Farming Journal’ unites our collective past as well as highlighting specific historical features.

This book is an important historical document.  It traces the development of our rural environment and describes the trials and labours of our predecessors as they worked to build their farms and livelihoods.  It has been compiled by the author Coral Love through extensive research and interviews with a number of elders and other interested residents in each community.  There are a wonderful collection of photo’s throughout the book that depicts our past and the changing methods used through the years.

You can pick your copy of ‘A Farming Journal’ at the Alpine Shire Offices Bright, Mt Beauty Information Centre, Myrtleford Information Centre, Myrtleford News Agents and Bright Information Centre.  Make sure you get your copy of this beautiful book and remember your donation goes directly to strengthening our local communities.