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Grants for Alpine Relief Announced

March 11th 2021 Grants for Alpine Relief Announced Fourteen local organisations and businesses are set to benefit in $30,500 worth of funding from Into Our Hands Community Foundation following a recent grants round for bushfires and COVID-19 affected organisations. The funding will support projects such as a new safety beacon for Mt Hotham to enhance safety measures for back country users, programs to encourage Alpine recreation and tourism, emergency disaster relief through Anglicare for food, travel and fuel vouchers, through to community events such as The Winterwords Festival in Beechworth and the Dederang Community Race Day- just to name some of the successful grant recipients. The grants were made possible thanks to generous donations from partners, Amer Sports and their Alpine Relief Auction and Global Giving Foundation who wanted funding to be directed to Alpine communities impacted most by Covid 19 lockdowns and the 2020 Bushfires. Full Press Release Link Below: March Press Release Alpine Relief Round

March 16th, 2021|Categories: Local Impact, News|

GIVE Wangaratta Pitch Up- Launch and Grants evening- NOV 26th

On Tuesday 26 November GIVE Wangaratta will kick off with PITCH UP Wangaratta, an exciting opportunity for Wangaratta-based social causes or charity groups to gain valuable funding and support. SAVE THE DATE: 26th November (Tuesday) 2019  TIME: EVENING  VENUE: WPACC- Wangaratta Performing Arts and Convention Centre early registration : invites and more information in October Event Details and about the evening Are you a local organisation, charity group or social enterprise with a big idea or program that needs support to achieve great things for Wangaratta? Do you support children, youth or families in the Wangaratta area or work in a field that supports issues surrounding adolescent mental health? GIVE Wangaratta is currently seeking three local charitable initiatives or social enterprises to participate in this event. Three finalists will receive: Pitch coaching – Professional pitch coaching will help you learn techniques to engage listeners and inspire action and giving to your cause (23 Oct 2019, Melbourne CBD location, time TBC) [...]

September 11th, 2019|Categories: Community, Events, Grants, News|Tags: , |


The potential of our local community foundation to continue post the 10 year anniversary of the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires was significantly boosted earlier this month when a partnership between Aboriginal Exhibitions Gallery at Rutherglen Estates and Into Our Hands Community Foundation was announced at their annual general meeting in Beechworth last week. This marks the largest individual donation for the Foundation since it was formed in 2012. Han’s Sip, Director of Aboriginal Exhibitions Gallery will donate proceeds from the sale of 99 limited editions prints of the original painting in his collection, The Kanatgurk and the Crow painted by eminent Australian Indigenous artists Billy Doolan and valued at over $14,000. Painted following Black Saturday Bushfires in 2009, the painting depicts a fire dreaming and the story of how the crow turned black and it’s role as the maker and keeper of fire. ‘When I heard about Into Our Hands, it was a natural fit. We had a painting commissioned for [...]

November 20th, 2018|Categories: Community, News|

New EO for Into Our Hands Foundation

New Executive Officer for Into Our Hands Foundation Media Release New EO 5 April 2018 LOCAL ‘INTO OUR HANDS’ FOUNDATION WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR COMMEMORATIVE YEAR Sarah Thompson has recently returned to her home town, Wangaratta to assume the position of Executive Officer for the Into Our Hands Community Foundation. Sarah replaces Katrina Bendeman who held the role for the past three years and assisted the Foundation to deliver more than $526,000 in grants back to the Alpine, Wangaratta and Indigo Shires. Into Our Hands is celebrating five years in operation following their establishment in 2012 and commemorating 10 years since the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires. The Foundation is gearing up for a range of commemorative activities and events in the coming year, including a commemorative grants round opening August 1, 2018. Ms. Thompson took over the position on April 3rd after more than four years as Philanthropy Manager for Australian Communities Foundation, one of [...]

May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Board, News|

“Whole of Community” approach to being fire safe and resilient

Mudgegonga & District Landcare identified the Whole of Community Landscape Project as an important step to linking the natural environment, practical farming practices, community gathering spaces, social connection and creativity to develop a more fire safe and resilient community. The community was very keen to restore the land, address environmental issues and leave a legacy within the landscape. They nominated protection of the remnant trees and their provenance to maintain the last living links with their early heritage, documentation of Aboriginal and European settlement of the district, a memorial trail and the design and building of a more ecologically functional and fire safe landscape. They developed a group has developed a Community Landscape Master Plan, and various groups set about implementing various aspects of it. The Landscape Committee planted of over 500 deciduous and native trees across the fire affected communities.Others removed old trees at the Bruarong Hall, Upper Gundowring Hall and Mudgegonga before new plantings, while other groups planted trees at New [...]

December 4th, 2014|Categories: Community, Local Impact, News|Tags: |

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