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

NAB Foundation Community Grants Round 3$1K-$25K local projects that help communities prepare for natural disasters, support long-term recovery and build resilience against future disasters and climate change.
Applications close 28 Feb.

Development Grant for OSHC Providers, up to $80K to encourage and support projects, initiatives and programs that are designed to increase the viability of an approved service.  
Round 2 closes Tues 28 Feb.

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.

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

23 Feb 2023 Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM
28 Feb 2023 BMCI Meeting
09:30AM - 11:30AM
23 Mar 2023 Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM
28 Mar 2023 BMCI Meeting
09:30AM - 11:30AM
27 Apr 2023 Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM

Community Sector Jobs

Team Leader - Family Support Team, Thrive Services, Katoomba/Lithgow.
Applications close Mon 6 Feb.

Manager - Mental Health Services, Flourish, Penrith.
Applications close Mon 6 Feb.

Community Development Coordinator, Lithgow Information & Neighbourhood Centre, Lithgow.
Application close date extended to Fri 10 Feb.

Children's Services Business Officer, Penrith City Council, Penrith.
Applications close Sun 12 Feb.

Services Manager, Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre, Blackheath.
Applications close Mon 13 Feb.

Bereavement Coordinator/Counsellor, NSW Health, Kingswood.
Applications close Mon 13 Feb.

Manager - Women's Safety & Empowerment Services, Penrith Women's Health Centre, Penrith.
Applications close Mon 13 Feb.

Safety Action Meeting Coordinator, Nepean Blue Mountains Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service, Penrith.
Applications close Tues 14 Feb.

OSH Engagement Educator, Penrith City Council, Penrith.
Applications close Tues 14 Feb.

Child Care Assistant, Penrith City Council, Penrith.
Applications close Tues 14 Feb.

Business Development Manager, Gender & Disaster Australia, remote/work from home.
Applications close Wed 15 Feb.

Policy Officer - Closing the Gap, Link-Up (NSW) Aboriginal Corporation, Ropes Crossing.
Applications close Fri 17 Feb.

Aboriginal Outreach Coordinator, NSW Department of Cus...