In the Beautiful Blue Mountains

Festival 2024

Friday 4 Oct - Monday 7 Oct


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.  


We were unable to hold Festivals in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid and therefore no donations were given to the Hospital or other local health related organisation from 2020 to 2022.

In 2023 grants were made to

  • Blue Mountains Health Trust ($6,000)
  • Can Assist Blue Mountains Branch ($5,000)

In 2024 grants have been made to:

  • Blue Mountains Health Trust ($10,000)
  • Can Assist Blue Mountains Branch ($10,000)


In 2018 the 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

In 2018 the Leura Gardens Festival donated $3,000 to assist in the restoration and conservation of the Remembrance Garden at the Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital that honours over 140 veterans.  The garden was constructed in 1927 and this is only the second makeover in over 90 years. 

The hospital’s General Manager said “as the only ANZAC Memorial Hospital within New South Wales, it is important that we honour our history and the restoration succeeds in continuing to provide a wonderful legacy and tribute to those who have served.” In 2018 a further $2000 was donated towards the restoration of the Rotary Garden at the hospital.

Organisations based in the Blue Mountains interested in applying for funding for small projects should contact the Festival to discuss eligibility. 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.