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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

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, Lithgow Information & Neighbourhood Centre, Lithgow.
Applications close Fri 2 Jun.

Youth Worker, Wesley Mission, Penrith.
Applications close Fri 2 Jun.

Project Officer: PirruThangkuray Cultural Engagement & Goal Setting, ...

Grants and Funding

Current Opportunities

IMB Bank Communtiy Foundation, $1K to $30K to support projects that help build stronger, more connected communities and provide local support where it is needed
Applications close Fri 16 Jun.

Mental Health Month Grants, small grants to community groups and organisations across NSW to help get your Mental Health Month project or event off the ground.
Applications close Fri 30 Jun.

Homelessness NSW & Domestic Violence NSW Grants, up to $20K to provide added support for organisations to build capacity to tender for Core and Cluster funded projects. Grants are open to all organisations applying for Core and Cluster funding; however, priority will be given to Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, regional based projects and smaller organisations with less than $5 million in revenue each year.
Applications close Wed 5 Jul.

Not-for-Profit Women's Leadership Scholarshipup to $25K to cover the cost of tuition fees (and a travel allowance if required) to pursue a leadership skills based course that starts within 18 months.
Applications close Fri 23 Jul.

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