Big Hart

Reach and impact

To date Big hART has worked in over 45 communities, alongside over 7500 individuals in urban, rural, regional and remote Australia.

Each project consistently shows high levels of participation, improved levels of literacy, improved life skills and self-confidence in participants, and diversion from crime into education and work.

Evaluations of Big hART’s projects indicate that the company’s outcomes represent exceptional value for money. For example figures from the National Centre for Social and Economic Modeling show that the cost to the community of early school leavers is $2.6 billion per annum, or $74,000 per young person. By the end of 2006, Big hART’s Radio Holiday project had saved the community $2,264,000.

Statistics however, only tell half the story. Big hART projects are experiential, with the true measure of success being found in the experience gained by the participants and the way their story touches an audience.

The following independent project evaluations are available for your reference: