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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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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Informal Meetup Workshop

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This event will primarily focus on reduce, reuse and repair and welcome people of all levels of interest. hosted by Co Antrim CountrySide Custodians in Ballyclare townhall We will even have FREE pollinator plants available that have been propogated by our members and peat free compost so come along with your planters and do a bit of planting on the day 🌎💚 There will be tons to do so bring the family along and get excited about what you can do to help the environment 🌻🐝
Dates:
21 May 2022
Ballyclare
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Art & Culture Informal Meetup Outdoor Activity Training/Advice Workshop

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Whether community has been your passion for ever, or you're just dipping your toe in, you are very welcome to come along and find out if Eden Project Communities peer to peer network is for you.
Dates:
04 December 2021
Newcastle
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Did you not get an invite to #COP26? Me neither! But we ARE invited to the Free #Festivalofdiscovery Explore what a better future might look like for your community, and enjoy lots of fun learning and ideas to increase your sustainability.
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Eden Project Communities and Volunteer Now invite you to pop in and power up at the open shop, opposite Primark Ballymena Tower centre 18 – 24 October. Community minded workers and volunteers can pop in to receive a little thanks and an energy boost plus
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Join us for the next eden project Communities camp. An experience designed for people who want to make good things happen where they live. This camp is for beginner volunteers and people who have ideas they have not had the courage to take action on yet.
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The Big Lunch kickstarted a #MonthofCommunity during June with the message of small is BIG and to date people across Northern Ireland have come together to hold small, socially distanced activities to enjoy each others company, share food and re-connect.
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Take part in The Big Lunch 2021 with neighbourly acts of friendship this June as The Big Lunch becomes part of a month of community. To help you get started we have 50 vouchers to give away.
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New research out today reveals more than 30 million people in the UK feel the lack of face-of-face social interactions during the pandemic had a negative impact on their mental health, yet despite these staggering figures, only 1 in 3 said they spoke more

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