About Us


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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Our Community

Facts & Figures


Fact sheets are available about our vibrant and diverse community.

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Support Groups

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

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Community News & Events


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

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 Service Directories

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Download a directory for services available in the Blue Mountains.

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Or click here to download the larger print version (4 x A3 sheets)

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 Emergency Resources


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

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Our Projects

Resilient Villages Project

Resilient Villages is a three-year pilot project which supports a community-led approach to build resilience within the Blue Mountains.

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 Our Sector

About Our Sector


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 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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Sector Meetings

08 Jun 2023 MMI
10:00AM - 12:00PM
13 Jun 2023 CAVA
09:30AM - 11:00AM
21 Jun 2023 Recovery, Resilience & Preparedness Working Group
02:00PM - 04:00PM
22 Jun 2023 Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM
27 Jun 2023 BMCI Meeting
09:30AM - 11:30AM
11 Jul 2023 CAVA
09:30AM - 11:00AM

Community Sector Jobs

Case Worker - Family, Youth & Children, The Haven Nepean Women's Shelter, Penrith.
Applications close Mon 29 May.

Community Development & Services Lead, Belong Blue Mountains, Katoomba.
Applications close Wed 31 May.

HR Business Partner, Connect Child & Family Services, Hazelbrook.
Applications close Thurs 1 Jun.

Get Ready/Preparedness Coordinator, Mountains Community Resource Network, Lawson.
Applications close Fri 2 Jun.

People, Culture Manager, Lit...

Grants and Funding

Current Opportunities

School Student Broadband Initiative – for services that work with school-aged children. Giving unconnected students the opportunity to access free, fast and reliable broadband internet at home to support their learning and education.  APPLY.

Expressions of Interest close Mon 22 May.

ClubGRANTS – Katoomba RSL LGA Category 1supports community welfare and social services; community development; employment assistance activities; community health services; and projects aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people.
Applications close Mon 31 May.

Ingar Rice Foundation Grants, up to $5K for early intervention programs, family support programs, specific resources for programs or specific training required for implementation of programs.
No closing date.

National Indigenous Australians Agency, grants for proposals that address a need for ATSI people.
No closing date.

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