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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The Cost of Northern Ireland’s Disconnected Communities: £1.69 billion per year
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A new study[1] has found that Northern Ireland’s disconnected communities could be costing the local economy £1.69 billion every year. For the UK economy as a whole, this figure reaches £32 billion.

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Smart pass holders are invited to get on board the Age friendly Belfast Train and enjoy a carriage of conversation on the issues impacting seniors today. The event is being run by The Big Lunch with support from Translink

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Interested in taking part in The Big Lunch this June?

There is £2000 worth of £50 vouchers available to constituted and non constituted groups, neighbours, schools and clubs in Northern Ireland.

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The Big Lunch has invited the #Gruffalo to Northern Ireland in April – and he could be visiting you!

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The Big Lunch are bringing the #Gruffalo to Northern Ireland in April – and he could be visiting you!

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Sir Tim Smit founder of the Eden project says he hopes to see 10 million people participate in The Big Lunch 2016.

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Apply for The Big Lunch Extras programme delivered by the Eden Project and funded by Big Lottery.

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Competition time folks!
Win a Nutritional healthy eating workshop to kick 2016 off in a great way, it includes cooking demo and tasting
Prize worth £250 from our NI Big Lunch ambassador Jane McClenaghan Vital Nutrition

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Bring light to the dark night and share community spirit with people of all ages and backgrounds from Belfast and beyond. A fun winter event starting at the Ulster Museum and going through Botanic park. December 20th.

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Bring light to the dark night and share community spirit! Lantern Parade Botanic Gardens 20 Dec starting approx. 4:15pm. Lantern making workshops in the Ulster Museum 1:30 - 3:30pm parade starting here.

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VCSE

Team

  • Grainne Mccloskey
  • niamh scullion