In the Beautiful Blue Mountains

Six Festival Days

(Saturday - Monday)5th - 7th October 2019

(Friday - Sunday)11th - 13th October 2019

Funding for Charities


Funding for Registered Charities in the Blue Mountains

In addition to supporting the Blue Mountains District Anzac Memorial Hospital, the Leura Gardens Festival is proud to support a number of other Blue Mountains health related organisations.  In 2017, four grants each of $6000 were provided to the following:

  • Greystanes Disability Services
  • Cancer Wellness Support
  • Blue Mountains Health Trust
  • Can Assist Blue Mountains Branch
Pictured above
Festival President Brooke Broughton presents a cheque to Pauline Neal of Greystanes Disability Services

Most recently the Leura Gardens Festival provided a donation of $3,550 to Baptist Care Morven Gardens, Leura to assist with the development of a sensory/dementia friendly garden. Sensory gardens use plants and other materials to create areas with a variety of aromas, textures, colours, noises and shapes and are an exciting place for people to connect with nature, as they are encouraged to touch, taste, admire and listen. The garden will provide a stimulating and interesting environment for residents and the Committee is delighted that funds raised during the recent Festival are being used to help local residents.

Pictured is Festival President Brooke Broughton presenting the cheque to Residential Manager, Kathryn Mussing

Funding for small projects is based on the following:

  • Charities must have a significant, and independently managed presence in the City of the Blue Mountains
  • Grants are non-recurring
  • Salaries, wages and general administration are not included
  • Audited accounts and president's report required
  • Confirmation of third party funding, if any
  • Proper acknowledgement/promotion of LGF involvement
  • The responsible managers to be identified
  • Approval template/checklist to be completed
  • Possible conflicts of interest to be identified
  • LGF to have access to committee proceedings, if required
  • An outside party to be on the committee, if required
  • LGF decisions are final, and no subsequent correspondence will be entered into
  • A covering letter with the application will confirm understanding and acceptance of key issues and criteria

Initial contact should be with the Secretary, Leura Gardens Festival Inc. PO Box 7131 Leura 2780 or phone 0431 095 279 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.