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For general press enquiries please email or call 0845 850 8181.

About us

We aim to improve the happiness and wellbeing of people across the UK by bringing communities together and inspiring them to make positive changes where they live. As part of the Eden Project, we're exploring how people can work with each other, and with nature, towards a better future.

We believe that connected communities are more resilient against local and global issues and are better equipped to tackle challenges and bring about positive change.

Covid-19 update

With the spread of Covid-19 and restrictions now in place, it is more important than ever to make connections in our neighbourhoods and help each other out, so we are focusing our efforts on supporting communities across the UK to do this.  Have a look at our Community Action Response.


Each year we study the impact of all of the work we do with individuals and communities including our Community Camp events and The Big Lunch across the UK, and will shortly be releasing our findings on the value of connected communities. Find out more about our impact here.

However, many of the small steps we advocate and the skills we help build can make a big difference that isn't measurable with a number or percentage. If you'd like to talk with people we've worked with who are now running groups and projects where they live, please get in touch and we can help connect you with the right person.

Areas of activity

When communities get together, they often aim to make positive change by helping tackle something that matters locally. Many of the people and groups we support are helping to combat pressing UK and global issues, like:

  • The recent outbreak of Covid-19 
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Food equality, waste and security
  • Mental and physical health and wellbeing
  • The environment
  • Access to nature and play

Press release archive

New report highlights the chasm opening up in our communities
We're no longer a nation of nattering neighbours!
'The Big Walk' hits the road to Celebrate Community Spirit across the UK
The Eden Project Calls for Communities to Reclaim "Sunday Lunch" and Bring People Closer Together 
Faith Leaders Urge the UK to Embrace Diversity ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge cook up a Commonwealth Big Lunch
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall joins East London primary school children at Commonwealth Big Lunch
Anonymous Neighbourhoods: 8 in 10 people can't identify neighbours in a police line-up
£8 million National Lottery funding to celebrate strength of communities in the UK
Jo Brand urges locals to step up as The Big Walk returns
Serving up community spirit as Commonwealth Big Lunches launch across 53 nations
Jo Brand to kick start The Great Big Walk on 29 May
Youth got community spirit competition
Social eating helps connect communities
The Big Lunch co-launches The Great Get-Together
Table for one: almost half of all meals in the UK eaten alone
The Cost of Disconnected Communities
The chattiest streets are the happiest streets
More than two-thirds of adults in the UK experience loneliness
Everybody needs good neighbours and dogs are a big help
Londoners are falling in love with their neighbours
A record breaking Big Jubilee Lunch
The Big Lunch supports The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations
The Big Lunch sees the Royal Wedding effect