Our team is made up of lovely people who know what it takes to make things happen in communities.
They can help you kick start your project, help you solve challenges, and connect you with other like-minded people who are out there making positive changes in their communities. Here they are...
Tracey manages the UK wide Delivery Team overseeing work across the four nations. Tracey is passionate about communities, informal networks, relationships, interconnectedness and reducing loneliness. Tracey is herself a product of community development and focuses on being a powerfully ordinary, northern woman who gives a lot of HUGS!
North of England - Contact Paul
Paul has worked within communities for most of his adult life, whether through work or through volunteering. He is a proud Northener and has an inbuilt passion for creating stronger communities and the importance of bringing people together.
Northern Ireland - Contact Niamh
Niamh connects community projects across Northern Ireland and helps their organisers to share knowledge, experience, motivation, and inspiration. She loves seeing people find their spark and being brave enough to take on new challenges. Here is Niamh’s boat building project: Lagan Currachs
Northern Ireland - Contact Gráinne
Gráinne manages the delivery of Eden Project Communities in Northern Ireland, having nurtured The Big Lunch since 2011. She brings over 20 years of communication and engagement experience to her role, promoting ideas and opportunities and developing partnerships. Gráinne believes in the power of community spirit and loves it when a plan comes together. Watch videos for The Big Lunch NI here.
The Midlands and East of England - Contact Diana
Diana connects community projects and community organisers in the Midlands and East of England. She loves seeing so many great community projects taking off — from a single crazy idea, to full-fledged impactful projects — and enabling our community organisers to inspire the next generation of change makers by sharing their experiences, knowledge and inspiration.
Wales - Contact Samantha
Samantha connects community projects and community organisers across Wales. She loves nothing more than being alongside people creating various informal events that bring her community together, adopt a sense of community spirit with one another and a sense of pride about where they live.
Wales - Contact Lowri
Lowri manages the delivery of Eden Project Communities in Wales. She loves making positive change happen and has led environmental campaigns across Wales. She is inspired by the diverse community projects working in Wales and wants to support them to reach their potential.
Scotland - Contact Katie
Katie connects community projects across Scotland. She started her working life in public libraries and still believes in the power of stories to change lives. She loves supporting people and projects to reach their potential, develop confidence and become more resilient, and never underestimates the power of cake!
Stevie looks after all of our social media and digital campaigns. He has also produced podcasts on various topics over the past seven years, and will be heading up our new EPC podcast for 2020!
Scotland - Contact Caishlan
Caishlan leads the delivery of the UK campaign in Scotland in partnership with the Scotland Country Manager. She enjoys working with people, listening and sharing stories and encouraging creativity.
Scotland - Contact Sophie
Sophie manages delivery of Eden Project Communities and the Big Lunch in Scotland in partnership with the Scotland Campaigns Manager. Having worked in the LGBT community for many years, she is interested in bringing people together, human rights and peacebuilding. She loves being outside - in her garden, in the sea and in the mountains.