MCRN


About Us

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MCRN represents and advocates on behalf of our member organisations, builds community sector capacity through networking, collaboration and partnership development and delivers a central infomation hub for our members and information to support out community.

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Hire the MCRN Meeting Room

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Our Meeting Room is available for hire.

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Our Members

Members

Our members include over 50 organisations and individuals who provide services to the Blue Mountains community.

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 How to Join

How to join

 New members are always welcome!  

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Our Community


COVID-19 Info & Updates

COVID

Info for Community
Restrictions, Rules, Cases, Testing, Vacciination, Legal Issues, Info in Other Languages, Apps  
Financial Support
Support with Food
Mental Health
Face Masks
Domestic Violence
Local Service Arrangements  
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Info for Service Providers

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Community News & Events

Events

 Our Blue Mountains 4 U facebook page provides community news and events.

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Emergencies

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Learn how to prepare for an emergency &/or get help with recovery. 

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Support Groups

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 A number of support groups run regularly at various locations in the Blue Mountains.

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Fresh Food

Food

 Food cupboards, community gardens, meals on wheels and other supports operate across the Blue Mountains.

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Service Directories

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Download a directory for services available in the Blue Mountains.

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Facts & Figures

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Fact sheets are available about our vibrant and diverse community.

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Our Sector


About Our Sector

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The Blue Mountains Community Sector is a rich and diverse sector delivering a range of programs and services that strengthen our community.  The Sector convenes through a range of interagency groups to facilitate a coordinated approach across the region.

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Resources for Our Sector

Resources

Resources by service type, for emergency preparedness and recovery, and MCRN publications are available to all services, access to referral information and Blue Mountains interagency minutes is available only to MCRN members by log in.

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Grants and Funding

Current Opportunities

Emergency Relief Support Grants, up to $800K for providing emergency relief to vulnerable temporary visa holders not eligible for Commonwealth Gov support and affected by COVID-19. 
Applications close Fri 27 May

ICDA Scholarship for Women, $1K towards completing the Diploma of Governance. Applications close 30 Jun.

Children & Young People Recovery Initiative - Large Grants for Storm & Flood Impacted Regions, $10K-$50K for projects to build resilience, improve wellbeing and strengthen community connections for regional children and youth living in storm and flood affected areas of regional NSW (including the Blue Mountains.)
Applications close Sat 31 Dec or earlier if funds fully expended.

Children & Young People Recovery Initiative - Small Grants Program, up to $10K to deliver projects to promote social inclusion and build community connections for regional children and youth aged 0-24 years in areas that were declared flood & storm impacted in 2021.
Applications close Fri 31 Mar or earlier if funds fully expended.

Grants and Funding Websites
Community Connective - Funding
Funding Centre - Our Community
Community Grants - BMCC
NSW Governemnt eTendering
GrantConnect - Australian GovernmentAustralian Government
Philanthropic Grants & Trusts


Last updated in March 2020! (2 x A3 sheets)directory2
Or click here to download the larger print version (4 x A3 sheets)

 

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Community Sector Jobs


MCRN IS HIRING!

Four positions for the
'Resilient Villages' pilot project (2022-25) funded by Preparing Australian Communities grant.

Applications close cob Fri 10 Jun.

Download the Employment Pack and the Detailed Project Plan.


Child Youth Mental Health Clinician, Penrith Community Health Centre, Penrith.
Applications close Wed 18 May.


Team Leader - Mental Health Team, Penrith Community Health Care, Penrith.
Applications close Wed 18 May.


Multiple Complex Needs Worker, We Help Ourselves, Penrith.
Applications close Fri 20 May.


Manager - Return & Earn, St Vincent de Paul Society, Unanderra / Penrith.
Applications close Mon 23 May.


Peer Support Coordinator - headspace Functional Recovery TeamUniting, Mount Druitt.
Applications close Mon 23 May.


Senior Aboriginal Health Education Officer - Violence, Abuse & Neglect, Western Sydney Local Health District, Mount Druitt.
Applications close Tues 24 May.


Peer Worker (Supported Transfer of Care) - Plains Access Mental Health Team, Nepean Hospital, Kingswood.
Applications close Wed 25 May.


Peer Worker - Homelessness Mental Health Team, Nepean Hospital, Kingswood.
Applications close Wed 25 May.


Aboriginal Mental Health Liaison Officer, Nepean Hospital, Kingswood.
Applications close Wed 25 May.


Clinician, Wesley Mission, Penrith.
Applications close Thurs 26 May.

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Sector Meetings

18 May 2022 RRP - Recovery, Resilience & Preparedness Group
12:00PM - 02:00PM
26 May 2022 BM Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM
31 May 2022 BMCI - Blue Mountains Community Interagency
09:30AM - 11:30AM
01 Jun 2022 YMISA
09:30AM - 11:30AM
14 Jun 2022 CAVA
09:30AM - 11:30AM
23 Jun 2022 BM Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM
28 Jun 2022 BMCI - Blue Mountains Community Interagency
09:30AM - 11:30AM
29 Jun 2022 RRP - Recovery, Resilience & Preparedness Group
12:00PM - 02:00PM
12 Jul 2022 CAVA
09:30AM - 11:30AM
26 Jul 2022 BMCI - Blue Mountains Community Interagency
09:30AM - 11:30AM