What can you expect from the course? 

  • five evening online course sessions to help you kickstart your ideas and make a difference
  • a jam-packed programme full of advice from experts in their field – from top campaigners to finance sessions
  • interactive workshops including how to tell your story, confidence in your leadership and bringing in helpers and funding
  • small steps to help you get started and practical tools and offers for you to take away to help you develop your ideas
  • opportunities to connect with other like-minded people and access to a support network
  • dedicated support from our team, who live and work right across the UK
  • ‘Introduction to Community Action’ certificate 
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Who should apply?

If you want to become more involved in your community, then this course is perfect for you! 

We recommend applying if:

  • you’re just starting out on your journey, and want to learn more with others
  • you’re not sure where to start with your community project
  • you held a Big Lunch for the first time and are keen to do more
  • you were involved with mutual aid groups or helping neighbours and those in your community during Covid-19
  • you have a little more time to get involved in your community now due to a change in education or employment

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Please note that due to funding restrictions, applicants must be based in the UK or Northern Ireland.

Funded places

Places on this course are fully funded, and in high demand. They’re specifically for the benefit of voluntary community members, and unfortunately we’re unable to allocate funded places to people who are applying as part of a paid community role, or those who have attended before.

Please note that due to funding restrictions, applicants must be based in the UK or Northern Ireland.

Community camp programme

Our Community Action course is part of our wider Community Camp programme, inspiring budding community organisers around the country to make a difference in their communities.

We offer both our short online course and an in-person experience at the Eden Project, called Community Camp.

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By the end I was full of great ideas and determined that we could take on building our space up as a greater community asset. I was on what we’ve since dubbed ‘the Eden Effect’. I have never felt so enthused in all my life!

Maria Billington

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