We encourage social connection by providing a community space and support for initiatives to realise a vision of happier, healthier, kinder lives.
WHAT IS B.I.G.?
B.I.G. stands for ‘Build In Good’. It’s our unique approach to encourage every person that we meet to think about how they can build a little kindness, neighbourliness and 'good' into their lives.
1 in 5 adults say that they often feel lonely, lack companionship, feel left out, or isolated from others* so we are on a mission to curate spaces that welcome the entire community and break down the barriers that keep us away from one another.
Spreng et al., 2021
OUR VISION AND MISSION
We have a vision for a future in which people enjoy happier, healthier, kinder lives.
Our mission is to inspire and empower communities by creating opportunities for connection.
We pursue our vision of the future by supporting community events and initiatives that promote one of five evidence-based wellbeing practices.
Learn more about the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing' here.
Develop relationships with those around you. Show kindness to strangers.
Find time in your day to notice how you are. Be curious. Savour the moment.
Find an activity you enjoy and can do for life.
Movement is joy.
Trying something new will make you more confident and give you a sense of achievement.
Altruistic behaviour releases endorphins and boosts happiness.
THE LITTLE BIG HOUSE
A space to find an activity you enjoy and can do for life.
A space to find time in your day to notice how you are.
A space where we know each other's names, faces and stories.
A space to keep learning and try new things.
A space to give generously to others.
Opening in 2021
HAVE A COMMUNITY IDEA?
WE'LL HELP YOU BRING IT TO LIFE.
We want to foster every idea you come up with that helps us to achieve our vision. When you propose something, we'll contribute to the costs and resources to make it possible.
Get in touch now to propose your B.I.G. idea.
HEAD OF B.I.G. FOUNDATION
Sarah leads the B.I.G. Foundation, implementing our vision and mission to build meaningful communities that drive social wellbeing forwards to counter the loneliness epidemic that Australians face.
Del is guaranteed to bring joy to every event, activity and room he walks into. As project manager, Del is the keeper of the B.I.G. calendar of events and key liaison with our residential communities.
Spotted any typos on this website? Blame Jacqui. Responsible for establishing and executing B.I.G. communications and research projects, Jacqui (usually) has a great eye for detail.
We would love to hear from you! Reach out on the attached form and we'll get back to you in a jiffy.