Big Yellow Umbrella's (BYU) Community program aims to strengthen, enrich and empower the community of Macarthur by providing a wide range of services for people residing in the Macarthur Local Government Area (LGA). BYU works in partnership with, and receives support from, a number of local based services and organisations. BYU’s community program is funded by NSW Department of Community & Justice.
Our community workers:
BYU provides various support services such as:
BYU provides regular programs for residents in the Macarthur LGA. These programs are facilitated by a Community Worker and include:
These sessions are designed to educate and/or inform and create awareness about particular issues. Some examples include:
Watch this space for new Community Programs coming in 2023.
During school holidays BYU organises affordable activities as part of their Kids Club program, for children 5-12 years. Kids Club runs on each Wednesday morning of the school holidays, except during the Christmas / New Year period and bookings are essential. Activities include:
Workshops generally run over a period of 2-8 weeks but we also hold one-off workshops. Members of the community are encouraged to actively participate in workshops whether they have prior experience or are looking to learn something new. Some examples include:
BYU holds events to celebrate key dates on the community calendar of events. These include:
BYU also participates in annual community events alongside other community services in the Macarthur LGA. Some examples include:
Big Yellow Umbrella hold quarterly networking events. The quarterly networking events are aimed at bringing people from all areas of our community together to meet with each other and also to provide relevant information provided by quality guest speakers.
These projects involve participants working as a team to create art that can be enjoyed by the community. Examples include:
We also hold our own fundraising events to help sustain the work of our organisation. These include:
These fundraising events offer a great opportunity for members of the community to volunteer with us.