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.

Eden Project Communities's Services

Eden Project Communities's Content

Event
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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News

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 searching for ten people to represent Northern Ireland
Feb 07 12:00pm
Opportunity
Collaboration

Opportunity for people who want to develop ideas in their community

Eden Project Communities

Eden Project seeks people passionate about community 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?  
Northern ireland
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Eden Project Communities

Go on a journey like no other. Explore what a better future might look like for us all. Wander round the virtual Eden Project festival grounds from the comfort of your own home and sign up for whichever sessions you like.
people connecting at eden project camp
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Eden Project Communities

The Eden Project Virtual Community Camp will bring communities together at a time when supporting each other has never been more important
Event
Art & Culture Conference Informal Meetup Online / Virtual Seminar Training/Advice Workshop

Eden Project Communities

Eden Project Community Camp goes virtual this year and whether you like to be kind to your neighbours or take action as a formal volunteer this could be a good opportunity for you.
Dates:
12 October - 12 November 2020
st austell
ainsley harriot with big lunch flag and cake looking delighted and holding fingers up  to make ok sign
News

Eden Project Communities

The Big Lunch is back on 6 & 7 June 2020 – and this year it’s going virtual! The Big Lunch annual thanksgiving for neighbours is going ahead in spite of Lockdown and Northern Ireland is invited to join in.
big thanks eden project
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Eden Project Communities

Eden Project Communities launches #TheBigThanks join in with shout outs on social media, on bill boards and with little gifts popped in the post, to spread positivity in a first step to maintaining community mindedness after the pandemic ends.
nadia sawalha launches #thereforme
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Eden Project Communities

#ThereForMe is a new social media campaign celebrating the people who support us locally.  For those who take part on social media, there’s a little treat in store, as The Big Lunch will be randomly gifting all the way to Christmas day.
Event
Fundraiser Training/Advice Workshop

Eden Project Communities

A workshop outlining the Community Companion funding and its purpose. Belfast Friday 4 October & Derry Sunday 6 October
Dates:
04 October 2019 06 October 2019
Belfast

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Type of Organisation

VCSE

Team

  • Grainne Mccloskey
  • niamh scullion