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 FOR
SYDNEY'S INNER WEST?
WE OFFER SUPPORT TO BRING IT TO LIFE.
We want to foster and support ideas that help us to achieve our vision of happier, healthier and kinder lives for our community.
If you propose an opportunity to improve our collective wellbeing, we can offer resources to help make it possible.
Get in touch now to propose your B.I.G. idea.
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 enters. As community coordinator, Del is a big believer in the power of gratitude and is the key liaison with our residential communities.
Spotted any typos on the website? Blame Jacqui. Responsible for all things communication, Jacqui (usually) has a great eye for detail and a great enthusiasm for a conversation over a cuppa.
As Chairman of the Board, George sees a need to redefine the social responsibilities of property developers. He brings a lifetime of experience in social and community work to achieve this through his advocacy and leadership role.
Holly is a talented communicator with a rewarding career of 30+ years' crafting and sharing people's stories. She has even taken this passion from professional to personal life, creating a card game called ‘What’s Your Story’.
Adam's experience in the property sector is extensive and diverse - and it runs in his family! When he's not out enjoying an early morning stroll through the park, Adam keeps busy as CEO of EG, B.I.G's founder and funder.
We would love to hear from you! Reach out on the attached form and we'll get back to you in a jiffy.