ReTurning the Waterwheel

Lindy Schneider Sponsorships, UYCE

ReTurning the Waterwheel   How UYCE led the reanimation of a town’s centerpiece When the Waterwheel complex was put out for tender a few years ago, it faced an uncertain future. A team of local people, led by Upper Yarra Community Enterprise (UYCE), facilitated a vision that returned this iconic landmark to the community, so it could be used to …

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 …

Calendar photo competition and exhibition

Lindy Schneider Events, UYCE

Calendar photo competition and exhibition   Upper Yarra – My Place, My Community Our 2nd year for this event was again extremely successful and many people submitted fantastic photographs of aspects of our community. Congratulations to the winners this year! Judges Choice  Winter Solstice Gathering – Paul Colcheedas People’s Choice  Jetty in need of TLC – Robyn Emonson Director’s Choice  …

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 …

Warburton Primary School magical mosaic

Lindy Schneider Media, UYCE, Youth

Warburton Primary School magical mosaic Warburton Primary School was one of the first to receive sponsorship funding when the Upper Yarra Community Enterprise opened Warburton Community Bank in 2000. In a recent round of funding an artist-in-residence program has been funded for $5,000. The mosaic program will see local artist Sioux Dollman working with students on a mural to beautiful …

Catprint Theatre – a group of Top Girls

Lindy Schneider Local Life, Sponsorships, UYCE

Catprint Theatre – a group of Top Girls Sponsorship has helped Catprint Theatre, a local adult theatre company, establish a reputation for quality stage productions that give everyone in the community a chance to shine. Their second Theatre Shorts program featured eleven short plays from local writers, actors and directors and a third event is planned for November. Claire Bamford, …

Mange Management funds save wombat’s lives

Lindy Schneider Media, Sponsorships, UYCE

Mange Management funds save wombat’s lives Ice-cream lids and high-tech motion-sensitive cameras may seem an unlikely team, but it’s a combination that’s making incredible inroads into ridding wombats of the painful, life-threatening scourge of mange. Jenny Mattingly from wildlife organisation Mange Management Inc met up with Warburton resident Ian Maberly and Upper Yarra Community Enterprise chairman Peter Kimberley last week …

Junior Netballers win the toss

Lindy Schneider Local Life, News, UYCE

Junior Netballers win the toss The Warburton Junior Netball Club has provided hundreds of children with the opportunity to develop their netball skills and self-worth by playing, growing and having fun in a team. Their recent sponsorship of $2030 will be used to make sure the netball club remains accessible and affordable for all families. Essential equipment such as netballs, …

‘My Place, My Community’ photo exhibition and calendar

Lindy Schneider Events, News, UYCE

‘My Place, My Community’ photo exhibition and calendar An exhibition of photographic entries for the Calendar Photo competition held by the Warburton and Yarra Junction Community Bank branches. Twelve winning entries will be used to create the Upper Yarra – My Place, My community 2014 Calendar. Now in its second year the Upper Yarra – My Place, My Community 2014 …