Through our Outreach programs, Bundanon Trust develops ongoing relationships with a wide range of local community organisations, creating partnerships which strengthen community identity and local culture.
Bundanon is committed to engaging with young people in the local community to provide access to learning programs, workshops and the natural environment.These programs provide day visits for local organisations in the youth sector.
Bundanon Trust works with YWCA Links to Learning program which brings students from local high schools, at risk of disengaging with formal education, for art & poetry workshops and social learning opportunities.
Bundanon Trust supports a range of day visits for groups, including TAFEs, training and employment organisations; and adult community learning groups. Workshops are offered to these participants to suit their abilities and provide relaxation, social inclusion and engagement in the arts. Carers are able to participate on respite day visits.
Bundanon creates opportunities for people living with disabilities to access arts learning and skill development workshops. Groups such as The Disability Trust, Shoalhaven Mental Health and Crossroads have enjoyed day visits to Bundanon and Riversdale, enjoying the landscape and the chance to share a relaxing day with their peers. Carers are also able to participate on respite day visits.
Engaging students in a life changing experience of art, nature and social skills- Annette Alexander, Young Public School 2014
With support from government funding and private donors, Bundanon Trust offers fully or partially supported residential opportunities to schools with students who would normally be unable to participate due to economic, social or geographic disadvantage.
Participation is by application or invitation. Bundanon gives priority to remote and national partnership schools and those with significant Indigenous enrolment. Since 2001, over 1,000 school students from over 33 schools have been able to participate due to the generosity of donors and grants.