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Month of Community activities

Discover how you can support our amazing partners during the Month of Community.

June kicks off a whole Month of Community, where we celebrate everything that makes our communities great.  

We believe that we’re better together. The Month of Community is an opportunity to bring our neighbourhoods closer, give back, and shine a light on the amazing communities we live in.

Our brilliant partners all have a range of activities to help you get involved in the Month of Community, from community events and celebrations to opportunities to support a variety of charities and causes.

Find out what you can do below.

The Big Lunch

1-2 June 2024

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Holding a Big Lunch is the perfect way to celebrate the Month of Community – a chance to get together and celebrate everything that makes your community great. Big Lunches help to:

  • reduce loneliness and isolation
  • build community connections
  • fundraise for your community
  • say thank you to your neighbours or volunteers

Sign up for your pack

Neighbourhood Watch Week

1-7 June 2024

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The theme this year is Local efforts, big impact. 

Neighbourhood Watch are encouraging everyone to celebrate volunteers by nominating people in your community for a Volunteer Recognition Award (nominations open on 3 June).

Nominate a fantastic neighbour

Have a Grow

1-9 June 2024

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Give growing a go as part of the week-long celebrations by Have a Grow!

We’ve got a range of guides to help you get started with growing in your community, and top tips from our friend and community gardener Kathryn!

Plant flowers in your street Top tips from a community gardener

Volunteers’ Week

3-9 June 2024

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Volunteers’ Week turns 40 in 2024!

It’s a week of celebrations for the amazing contributions volunteers make to communities across the UK.

Organisations can host their own events to celebrate volunteers – here at Eden Project we’ll be thanking and celebrating our amazing team of volunteers.

Find out more

The Big Help Out

7-9 June 2024

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The Big Help Out is all about giving volunteering a go in your local area. The weekend will be the biggest mass volunteering event in the UK!

They’ve got a handy app which lists volunteering opportunities near you. Sign up to help out and browse what’s available – whether you’ve got an hour, a day or more time to spare!

Find a volunteering opportunity on the app (including The Big Lunch!)

Find volunteering opportunities

Great Big Green Week

8-16 June 2024

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Great Big Green Week are focussed this year on easy swaps you can make to be kinder to people and planet!

That might be swapping a single-use item for a more sustainable alternative, swapping plants and seeds with your community, or swapping knowledge on making your house as energy efficient as possible!

We’ve put together 52 sustainable little swaps – they’re a great way to get started.

52 sustainable little swaps

Loneliness Awareness Week

10-14 June 2024

Loneliness Awareness Week

Loneliness Awareness Week is run by our friends at the Marmalade Trust, who are passionate about raising awareness of loneliness and helping people make new friendships.

We know how much of a barrier loneliness can be to chatting to others and connecting with a community. We’ve got some advice on how to talk to anyone, plus team member Tracey talks about her own experience of loneliness.

How to talk to anyone Say no to ‘tackling’ loneliness – Tracey’s story

Carers’ Week

10-16 June 2024

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Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

We’re encouraging everyone to celebrate the carers in their lives – whether that’s doing a kind deed for them, giving them a shout out on social media or just giving them an extra big hug.


Refugee Week

17-23 June 2024

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Refugee Week is the world’s largest arts & culture festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary.

They’ve put together a list of small actions you can take to support refugees, from sharing a meal together to reading refugee stories and amplifying campaigns.

Small actions


Windrush Day

20 June 2024

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Windrush Day marks the anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush on 22 June 1948.

It is an opportunity to recognise and thank all those who arrived on Empire Windrush (known as the Windrush Generation), and their descendants, for the enormous contributions they made to Britain during its recovery from the Second World War and have continued to make ever since.

The Great Get Together

21-23 June 2024

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The Great Get Together is the UK’s annual celebration of everything that unites our communities, inspired by Jo Cox’s belief that we have more in common than that which divides us.

We’ve put together some top tips on how to stay connected with others. That could be as easy as saying hello to someone else – John Bishop shows us how it’s done at an event!

10 ways to keep connected with others Say hello with John Bishop


Small Charity Week

24 – 28 June 2024

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Small Charity Week celebrates and raises awareness of the essential work of the UK’s small charity sector.

The work that small charities do to support important causes is incredible, and often under-appreciated. Why not consider fundraising for a small charity local to you or close to your heart with an event during the Month of Community?

Seven ways to fundraise Download fundraising resources

Care Home Open Week

24 – 30 June 2024

Care Home Open Week is all about connecting communities and showing what care homes have to offer.  It aims to showcase the job opportunities in the care sector and encourage greater community engagement.

More on Care Home Open Week

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June is also known as Pride month, and we have written a blog with our top advice to help you be an ally to any group that has faced marginalisation.

Being an ally is about much more than believing in equality and being anti-discriminatory. It’s actively supporting LGBTQ+ people through every day actions as a straight/heterosexual person. You can also be an ally to people of colour as a white person, or a disability ally even though you might not be disabled yourself. 

I want to be an ally