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 Development Worker and include:
These sessions are designed to educate and/or inform and create awareness about particular issues. Some examples include:
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:
Watch this space for the next School Holiday calendar. Why not 'Like' our Facebook Page BigYellowUmbrella for the latest updates.
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 has a cultural bus tour program that gives seniors the opportunity to visit a wide range of cultural destinations at an affordable cost.
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.