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

26 Sep 2023 BMCI Meeting
09:30AM - 11:30AM
26 Sep 2023 MCR AGM 2023
11:30AM - 12:30PM
28 Sep 2023 Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM
10 Oct 2023 CAVA
09:30AM - 11:00AM
12 Oct 2023 MMI
10:00AM - 12:00PM
26 Oct 2023 Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM

Community Sector Jobs

Service Support Worker, Mountains Community Resource Network (MCRN), Lawson/Work from Home.

Domestic Violence Specialist Workers x2, DV West, Penrith.
Applications close Fri 22 Sep.

OOHC Team Leader, Wesley Mission, Penrith.
Applications close Fri 22 Sep.

Family Workers x2, Thrive Services, Katoomba & Lithgow.
Applications close Sat 23 Sep.

Mental Health Official Visitor, Ministry of Health, Katoomba.
Applications close Sun 24 Sep.

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Grants and Funding

Current Opportunities

Volunteer Grants, $1K-$5K to buy small equipment for volunteers, reimbursement of volunteer fuel, transport for volunteers with a disability, for training costs or for promoting in volunteering. 
Complete EOI by Fri 15 Sep.

Supporting Stronger Communities Grants Round 14, Up to $10K for community centres to tackle poverty & disadvantage in local communities.
Closes Thurs 28 Sep.

Pride Foundation Large Grants, up to $20K to support sexuality, sex and gender-diverse (LGBTQIA+) refugees and people seeking asylum.  
EOI close Fri 6 Oct.

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