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Mission Statement

MCRN will lead and support a sustainable community sector in the Blue Mountains.  We will do this by: 

bulletpoint10x11sector and community capacity-building 

bulletpoint10x11bringing organisations together,  and

bulletpoint10x11resourcing, representing and advocating on behalf of the sector at all levels.

At MCRN, community is key to everything we do: we live and work in the Mountains; and we firmly believe in the capacity and strength of our residents. Ensuring that our community is an integral part of the conversation is central to retaining the unique character of the Blue Mountains; and to the sustainability, social capital and economic future of our community.

MCRN is a voice for our community, and for all those in the sector who are working with the challenges facing our residents; fighting for equity and social justice; and building social cohesion, capacity and inclusiveness.

Blue Mountains residents are telling us clearly that they highly value living in our unique settlements (27 villages and towns) along the 100km ‘ribbon development’ that is the Blue Mountains LGA. They value safety; they want a sense of belonging and are keen to connect with their neighbours; and they are concerned about building the best possible future for our children and young people. They value the amenity of living within a World Heritage National Park, and are keen to interact more with the natural environment.

Our community want us, the community sector, to do the best we can to ensure these aspirations are met.

Our community also appreciates that the Mountains’ environment poses risks of natural hazards (damaging winds, snow, hail and fire). The Blue Mountains is the most bushfire-prone populated part of the planet; the best climate science predications are that extreme weather events will only become more frequent and more severe in coming years, as a consequence of climate change. Our community looks to us to lead the way in helping them build awareness and the capacity to be more prepared for such events, to help in their recovery following such an emergency, and to build resilience to bounce-back after an emergency or other life challenge.

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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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Member Login

Sector Meetings

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Community Sector Jobs

Finance Business Partner, Life Without Barriers, Richmond.
Closes Mon 17 June.

Drug & Alcohol Clinician - MERIT Program, NBMLHD, Penrith.
Closes Wed 19 June.

Aboriginal Child & Family Worker - Identified, Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services, Penrith.
Closes Wed 19 June.

Speech Pathologist, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Kingswood.
Closes Mon 24 June.

Warehouse Supervisor, St Vincent de Paul Society, Penrith.
Closes Thurs 27 June.

Occupational Therapist, Ce...

Grants and Funding

Current Opportunities

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