Help us to support more people to create happier, healthier communities across the UK. The Eden Project’s registered charity number is 1093070 (The Eden Trust)

Two ladies sit outside with cups of tea and share a joke. One of them is in her twenties, the other is in her seventies.

Why do communities matter? 

When we don’t feel connected to those around us, our health and happiness suffers.

We know that when neighbours share time, resources and friendship, the benefits reach us all*. Despite this, the connections and support we once enjoyed are at risk of being lost.

But there are simple solutions. Through our work with brilliant, ordinary people, we help communities to make positive changes where they live.

As a charity we rely on funding to keep our annual programme of courses, events, and The Big Lunch free and accessible to all. A gift from you, no matter how small, helps us support the amazing people transforming their communities across the UK.

*Closing the Distance Between Us Report

Your donation sparks amazing things…

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Big Lunch packs provided in 2023 (that led to over 14 million people taking part!)


Free events held online and in communities in 2023 (that’s more than 1 a week!)


Projects started after attending our Community Camp Programme (and counting!)

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Pay in your Big Lunch fundraising

Thanks to the amazing organisers and neighbourhoods who join in every year, over £69 million has been raised for good causes through Big Lunches since 2018, with over £50 million going to local charities or causes. That really is something to celebrate!

Did you know that in true circular economy style, your Big Lunch fundraising can seed even more fundraising? Just a few pounds could help us to support more communities to hold a Big Lunch and raise money for great causes in the future.

Please consider fundraising for us, or gifting a small amount of your fundraising pot to help others get involved.


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Great people doing great things

For herbalist Maria Billington, her local council-owned community space was the perfect place for people to come together and transform a neglected patch.

Offering educational experiences for young people and being a real source of pride for the community, it was devastating when a lack of funding threatened everything they had built.

At this point Maria was struggling to find a solution and came across our free Community Camp course programme. This proved a turning point to help Maria take her project forward. Dubbed what Maria calls ‘the Eden effect’, our Community Camp courses have helped over 1,000 community organisers do amazing things where they live.



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We’re part of the Eden Project

How does our world-famous eco-attraction, the Eden Project, reach communities across the UK?

Connecting people with each other and the natural world is our hope for a better future.  Through our transformational projects in education, ecology and community, we’re creating a world where people understand the nature around them – and act to take care of it.

Your gift to the Eden Project Communities programme works hard to help real people make a positive change to our planet at a local level.

Getting in touch

Would you like some help or want to ask a question? Give us a call or drop us a message on 01726 811910 or at