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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rainbow pop in power up big lunch and eden communities mid and east antrim council logo
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Eden Project Communities

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
cartoon lightbulbe - advert for eden project community camp for volunteers
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Eden Project Communities

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.
Enjoying The Big Lunch in the park with ImageNation NI
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Eden Project Communities

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.
vouchers for community event the big lunch
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Eden Project Communities

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.
Saira Khan supports The Big Lunch encouraging neighbours to reconnect
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Eden Project Communities

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
the big lujnch letters on teh grass with a man preparing to invite a few neighbours over for a chat as part of the big Lunch month of community
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Eden Project Communities

Commissioned by The Big Lunch this poll of 4,000 UK residents shows that millions of us are worried about increasing social pressure now that lockdown measures are beginning to lift, but we can all do something where we live with The Big Lunch this June.
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Art & Culture Fundraiser Informal Meetup Online / Virtual Outdoor Activity

Eden Project Communities

Take part in The Big Lunch is the UK’s annual big date to celebrate and give thanks to our neighbours and communities www.thebiglunch.com
Dates:
05 June 2021 06 June 2021
Northern Ireland wide
Save the date for The Big Lunch 2021 a fruit date with date 5-6 june on it
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Save the date for The Big Lunch 2021
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Informal Meetup Online / Virtual

Eden Project Communities

Working from home, juggling everyones needs, or are you feeling a bit disconnected?
Dates:
04 February 2021
BELFAST
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Online / Virtual

Eden Project Communities

Do you have an idea you want to start up in your neighbourhood? Or do you know someone who makes a difference where you live? Eden Project Communities partnered with National Lottery are delivering a UK Virtual Community Camp in March 2021. Certified by Prospect \Awards - you could gain a qualification with no tests or home work and help your own community.
Dates:
21 January - 21 April 2021
belfast

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VCSE

Team

  • Grainne Mccloskey
  • niamh scullion