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 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

Children & Young People Recovery Initiative - Large Grants for Storm & Flood Impacted Regions, $10K-$50K for projects to build resilience, improve wellbeing and strengthen community connections for regional children and youth living in storm and flood affected areas of regional NSW (including the Blue Mountains.)

Applications close Sat 31 Dec or earlier if funds fully expended.

Bennelong Foundation Grants Round 4support programs that respond to an identified area of need in the community that are presently not being addressed, or that take a new approach to problem solving. Ideally,such programs, if successful, should be able to be replicated in otherlocations or contexts. The preference is to assist organisations that receive little or no government funding and are not currently the benefactor of substantial philanthropic support.
Applications close Fri 27 Jan.

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

07 Dec 2022 YMISA
09:30AM - 11:30AM
13 Dec 2022 CAVA
09:30AM - 11:30AM
14 Dec 2022 RRP - Recovery, Resilience & Preparedness Group
12:00PM - 02:00PM

Community Sector Jobs

Aboriginal Child & Family Worker, Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services, Cranebrook.
Applications close Tues 6 Dec.

Youth CaseworkerNepean Community & Neighbourhood Services, Cranebrook.
Applications close Tues 6 Dec.

Women's Health Centre Manager, Blue Mountains Women's Health & Resource Centre, Katoomba.
Applications close Thurs 8 Dec.

Aboriginal Mental Health Clinician, Wirrigan Group, Mount Druitt.
Applications close Thurs 8 Dec.

Nutrition Leaders and Physical Activity Leaders - Go4Fun Healthy Active Kids, NBMLHD, Penrith, Blue Mtns, Hawkesbury & Lithgow areas.
Applications close Thurs 8 Dec.

NDIS Mental Health Officer, Flourish Australia, Central West NSW.
Applications close Fri 9 Dec.

Program Manager, DV West, Penrith.
Applications close Sat 10 Dec.

Youth Access Team Clinician, Uniting - headspace, Penrith.
Applications close Sat 10 Dec.

Aboriginal Mental Health Peer Worker (Identified), NBMLHD, Kingswood.
Applications close Sun 11 Dec.

Team Leader Drug & Alcohol Community Teams, NBMLHD, Penrith.
Applications close Sun 11 Dec.

OSHC Team Leader, Penrith City Council, Penrith.
Applications close Sun 11 Dec.

Psychologist, Cobham Youth Justice Centre, St Marys.
Applications close Sun 11 Dec.

Domestic Violence Specialist WorkerDV West, Penrith.
Applications close Thurs 15 Dec.