Eden Project Communities

Big Lunches provide an opportunity for people of all ages to come together in an atmosphere of sharing and participation where positive interactions happen naturally, celebrating living local and strengthening community and wellbeing.

Our aim is to improve the happiness and wellbeing of people across the UK by helping to build more resilient and better connected communities.

Eden supports and encourages people all over the UK to take positive actions that strengthen local connections and build stronger communities.

We bring people together to build their confidence and grow and share their talents. We support individuals and communities as they create positive change to tackle local issues that matter to them most.

We started off with a very simple idea: one day a year when, for a few glorious hours, cars stop, shyness stops, gloom lifts and the UK comes together in the street to meet, greet, share, swap, sing, play and laugh for no reason other than that we all need to.

And so The Big Lunch was born. Since it began in 2009, The Big Lunch — the UK’s annual get together for neighbours — has grown to improve neighbourhoods and reduce isolation. Its now the biggest UK get together for neighbours.

Neighbours and community groups are invited to join in and have your own get togethers.Visit https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/sign-up-and-get-your-free-big-lunch-starter-pack

to order our FREE Big Lunch pack, full of tips and ideas to get you started.

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Eden Project Communities are inviting people across Northern Ireland to join with them to make June the Month of Community with The Big Lunch. www.thebiglunch.com
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Derry’s event will shine a light on impactful projects already making a difference locally and provide practical workshops and plenty of creative ideas for injecting community spirit where you live.
Green and Blue logo with teacups and cakes asking people to sign up to The Big Lunch with the offer of vouchers to help events.
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100 x £20 Food Vouchers giveaway, perfect for Volunteers Week and Month of Community celebrations. Simply sign up at www.thebiglunch.com and put your plans on the map.
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The Big Lunch, surplus food charity, FareShare and City & Guilds have joined forces to launch special award celebrating community worth £5000. More at https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/sharing-tables-award
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Eden Project Communities events presents... Community Connected Together Community workers and volunteers lets come together this Good Relations Week for a networking lunch to share connect and learn from each other.
Dates:
18 September 2023
Belfast
Princes Trust staff, frineds family and University of Ulster and Junior Park run Volunteers organised an enthusiastic beach clean pictured here enjoying a sweet treat ahead of the Coronation Big Lunch. The Coronation weekend includes The Coronation Big Lunch 7 May and Big Help out 8 May.
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Coronation Celebrations commenced early in Northern Ireland when The Prince’s Trust Northern Ireland staff, and friends enjoyed a Coronation Big Lunch as a reward after a very enthusiastic beach clean at the weekend.
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King and Queen send note to Coronation celebration planners. Download a copy for you and your guests and access free resources from the Coronation Big Lunch
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Art & Culture Informal Meetup Workshop

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Whether you plan a Coronation celebration or have a community event you hope to host for any reason, The Big Lunch can help you reduce costs with reuse and repurposing ideas as well as top tips and resources.
Dates:
12 - 27 April 202314 April 2023
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eden project camp discussion build on unforgettable expereinces to better your community
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Community Camp is an immersive learning experience, offering a mix of practical activities, workshop sessions and networking opportunities for Community active people all over the UK. Our flexible online sessions take place on weekday evenings.
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Co Antrim CountrySide Custodians will host an extravaganza of environmental tips and ideas in BallyClare Town hall 21 May

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