Pay it forward

Lindy Schneider Events, Media, News, Youth

Pay it forward The Warburton-Millgrove Football Club used their Bali end-of-season players trip to pay forward the benefits of sponsorship to a local orphanage. The fifteen YVMDFL players took 25 footballs, pumps and carry bags with them to donate to an orphanage that provides a home for 68 Balinese street kids, and while they were there enjoyed a game of …

What’s our Hometown Advantage?

Lindy Schneider Local Life, News, UYCE

What’s our Hometown Advantage? As the holiday season approaches, it’s timely to think about how where we shop and bank affects the prosperity of our community. Here’s a challenge – can you do all your Christmas shopping locally this year? Could you go an entire week buying essentials within 20 kilometres of your home? What are the benefits be of …

Handmade for Business

Lindy Schneider Local Life, News

Handmade for Business  Warburton Valley Handmade has celebrated its first year of operation and more than $30,000 in sales. Located in the Waterwheel complex, Handmade is one of several unique sustainable businesses that seeks to support local artists, craft makers and the local economy. A joint initiative with the Community Bank, the Waterwheel precinct is a central point of connection …

Warburton – Up and Running

Lindy Schneider Events, News

Warburton – Up and Running We are proud sponsors of the 2014 Warburton Up and Running event.  What better place to run or walk than Warburton surrounded by mountains, by the river and among the trees? Time to start training – Feb 23 is coming quickly. Well done to the organisers! For more info or to register: https://regonline.activeeurope.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1328017 Download POSTER

Photovoice Exhibition- extended dates and new venues

Lindy Schneider Events, News, Uncategorized, Youth

Photovoice Exhibition- extended dates and new venues The ‘Photovoice’ exhibition ‘Life through our eyes’ by our community’s VCAL students has been so well received that it will be showcased at several other venues in the valley. Currently on display at the Yarra Junction Family Centre (corner Hoddle St) until December 2, the exhibition will then move to the Artisan’s Gallery, …

Call for applications – Scholarship 2014

Lindy Schneider Media, News, UYCE, Youth

Call for applications – Scholarship 2014 The Warburton and Yarra Junction Community Banks are committed to supporting youth through various initiatives, including our new annual scholarship program for youth in our community . Commencing this year, scholarships will be awarded to full-time first year undergraduates studying at an Australian university or college campus for the first time. Applications for the …

Skye Johnston receives Youth Initiative Award 2013

Lindy Schneider News, UYCE, Youth

Skye Johnston receives Youth Initiative Award 2013 It gives the UYCE Board great pleasure to announce the winner of the Ian De La Rue Youth Initiative Award for 2013. Our heartfelt congratulations go to Skye Johnston, who has been selected to receive this honour, which is given annually to an outstanding community member in our region aged between 15 and …

Supporting NSW communities under threat from bush fires

Lindy Schneider News, UYCE

Supporting NSW communities under threat from bush fires Our concern and support goes out to the communities currently threatened by bush fires in NSW. As we, in postcodes 3799 and 3797, approach the 5 year anniversary of Black Saturday we remember when we faced a similar situation and how much the support of other communities meant at the time, and …

Two million ways to help a community grow

Lindy Schneider Local Life, Media, News, UYCE

Two million ways to help a community grow In June the Warburton and Yarra Junction Community Bank® branches, which are community owned banks operated under franchise by the Upper Yarra Community Enterprise, provided its two millionth sponsorship dollar to the people of the Upper Yarra. Since 2000, the enterprising community bank has contributed to many events, organisations, clubs and projects …

Have you heard about YOUTH FOUNDATION?

Lindy Schneider News, UYCE, Youth

Have you heard about YOUTH FOUNDATION? Youth Foundation is a structure for funding local youth-led and focused projects that help young people make a real difference in their communities. Youth Foundation Upper Yarra has recently supported the local Skate Park Group in Warburton to hold an event on April 28 to raise awareness of the Skate Park campaign and to …