Upper Murray Innovation Foundation (UMIF) has been established as the Community Foundation branch of CNC activities. UMIF’s purpose is to provide facilities, funding and assistance for the provision of learning and skills development for people in need of direct support to find their way back to integration into the community.
UMIF has ACNC charitable status and tax exempt status.
In 2018, UMIF has continued to operate the FRRR donation account established for the receipt of the William Buckland Foundation philanthropic grant for the purpose of purchasing the Upper Murray Community Garage property in Walwa which was completed in February 2018.
UMIF is a member of Australian Community Philanthropy, a group of like-minded organisations bringing people together to build their community. The Co-ordinators attended the 2017 ACP annual conference in Melbourne which again provided invaluable access to knowledge and contacts to pursue and fund our diverse and expanding operations.
Current uses for UMIF’s assets and funds are:
• Providing critical monthly financial support to Corryong Food Share
• Utilising property assets as collateral for CNC social enterprises
• Managing the bus, providing affordable transport for CNC related activities.