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 Meeting Room is available for hire.

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Our 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


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  
Info for Service Providers

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Community News & Events


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

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

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Support Groups


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

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Fresh 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


Fact sheets are available about our vibrant and diverse community.

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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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Grants and Funding

Current Opportunities

Serve Your Community Promotion$10K to three SME businesses, clubs or community organisations to serve local communities.
Applications close Fri 24 Mar. 

Westfield Local Heroesnominate a person who is making a positive impact to the local community or environment.  Successful heroes awarded a $20K grant for the community organisation or group they represent.  Finalists receive $5K grant for their community organisation or group.
Nominations close Thurs 30 Mar.

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.

NSW Sexual Violence Fund, $10M in grants to support one-off and time-limited early intervention and response projects that address sexual violence.
Applications close Mon 3 Apr.

ANZ Community Foundation Grantsto support projects run by charitable organisations which offer a direct and tangible benefit to local communities.
Applications close Tues 11 Apr.

IOOF Foundation Grantsup to $30K for programs that are aligned with IOOF focus areas or relate to improving financial wellbeing, for those disadvantaged within our community.
Expressions of Interest due by Sat 15 Apr.

Energy Efficiency Grants for Small & Medium Sized Enterprises Round 1up to $25K to replace or upgrade existing equipment to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs
Applications close Wed 19 Apr.

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

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Sector Meetings

28 Mar 2023 BMCI Meeting
09:30AM - 11:30AM
29 Mar 2023 Recovery, Resilience & Preparedness Working Group
02:00PM - 04:00PM
11 Apr 2023 CAVA
09:30AM - 11:00AM
13 Apr 2023 MMI
10:00AM - 12:00PM
27 Apr 2023 Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM
09 May 2023 CAVA
09:30AM - 11:00AM
10 May 2023 Recovery, Resilience & Preparedness Working Group
02:00PM - 04:00PM
25 May 2023 Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM
30 May 2023 BMCI Meeting
09:30AM - 11:30AM
08 Jun 2023 MMI
10:00AM - 12:00PM

Community Sector Jobs

Alcohol & Other Drugs Worker, We Help Ourselves (WHOS West), Penrith.
Applications close Fri 24 Mar.

Clinical Team Lead - headspace, Marathon Health, Lithgow.
Applications close Fri 24 Mar.

HR Officer, Narang Bir-rong, Penrith.
Applications close Fri 24 Mar.

Community Resilience Program Manager, Penrith City Council, Penrith.
Applications close Sun 26 Mar.

Community Worker - Breakfast Program, Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services, Cranebrook.
Applications close Tues 28 Mar.

Sustainable Tenancies Specialist (Aboriginal Identified), Link Wentworth Housing, Penrith.
Applications close Wed 29 Mar.

Administration Support Officer, Family Drug Support, Faulconbridge.
Applications close Wed 29 Mar.

Mental Health Clinician, Western Sydney Local Health District,  Mount Druitt.
Applications close Wed 29 Mar.

Community Capacity Officer, Penrith City Council, Penrith.
Applications close Thurs 30 Mar.

Manager (Mental Health Services), Flourish Australia, Penrith.
Applications close Thurs 30 Mar.

Team Leader - Housing Talent Pool, Department of Communities & Justice, Blue Mountains.
Applications close Thurs 30 Mar.

Get Ready / Preparedness Coordinator - Resilient Villages Project, Mountains Community Resource Network, remote / work from home.
Applications close Fri 31 Mar. 

Peer Support Worker - Lived Experience, ...