We're teaming up with good causes again to celebrate everything that makes our communities great with a whole Month of Community in June 2022!
Join in whenever works for you and your community, whether that's to say cheers to volunteers, connect with your neighbours or simply to say thank you...
Despite the difficult times for every one of us during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people feel that there have been some positive things to come out of this time.
Spending more time at home and being more present in our communities has brought with it a heartening wave of community action, seeing neighbours talking and supporting one another far more than ever before.
The Big Lunch is all about celebrating community connections and getting to know one another a little better - and this year, there were more reasons than ever to get together as The Big Lunch kicked off the Month of Community. See how the big weekend went and get some inspiration for your event...
Over 15 million people took part in the Month of Community this year, to say cheers to volunteers, connect with their neighbours, or simply to say thank you. It was an opportunity to bring our neighbourhoods closer, give back, and shine a light on the amazing communities we live in, to give community spirit a boost as we head into summer.
And we're dleighted to annouce that the Month of Community will be back again next year! Starting from the first weekend in June with The Big Jubilee Lunch, supporting a number of charitable events throughout a summer of community, friendship and fun.
Why not host your Big Lunch in support of one of these great causes?
• The Big Lunch / The Big Jubilee Lunch
Use #MonthofCommunity to share the events you host, we'd love to see how you choose to celebrate your community and take steps towards the future.
Struggling to re-connect?
You're not alone. Our latest survey conducted by OnePoll has revealed that over 20 million people in the UK are suffering with re-entry anxiety, around 55% of the UK's population are still wary about socialising without restrictions, and around 10 million people have said that they have forgotten how to have a proper conversation.
But don't worry - we are here to help you feel confident about getting back out into your communities!
Sign up for our free Big Lunch pack full of tips, ideas, and advice on how to host a Big Lunch safely, and join the conversation on our social channels (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) and Our Community Facebook group to swap ideas and chat with other Big Lunchers.
This year, there are even more reasons to celebrate, join this summer and set your own big date to celebrate!