Month of Community

The Month of Community

June 2022

The Month of Community is a time when we come together to celebrate everything that makes our communities great. A whopping 20 million people took part in June 2022, to cheers to volunteers, connect with their neighbours, welcome refugees, support carers, raise awareness of loneliness, or simply to said thank you, it was all part of the Month of Community! 

Click on some of the links below to find out more about the amazing partners of the Month of Community.

Neighbourhood Watch Week

Neighbourhood Watch Week 2022 will be celebrating 40 years of supporting neighbours and building communities' resilience by sharing 40 actions you can do with your neighbours.

Volunteers' Week is a time to say thanks for the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. 

Coordinated in Scotland by Volunteer Scotland.

Coordinated in Northern Ireland by Volunteer Now.

The Big Jubilee Lunch logo

An extra special get together for neighbours and commuity with The Big Jubilee Lunch,  part of the official celebrations for HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee on the bank holiday weekend.

The Big Lunch logo

Bring your neighbours together with a Big Lunch throughout the Month of Community to support any of our partners' causes.

Thank you day logo

Thank You Day started as a way for people to say a personal thank you to everyone and everything that helped us get through the pandemic. This year, on Sunday 5th June, to coincide with the Platinum Jubilee, they're hoping for the UK's biggest ever thank you party.

Carers Week logo

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

Hosted by Marmalade Trust, Loneliness Awareness Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of loneliness and get people talking about it. We are delighted to share a free online Zoom event, ‘Communities Addressing Loneliness and Building Wellbeing’, for community organisers, small organisations and those simply keen to make a difference. Come together and share best practices, hear from experts and share your own experiences. Sign up here >> 

Refugee Festival Scotland takes place every year in the lead up to World Refugee Day, on 20 June.  Each event helps to shine a light on the cultural richness and diversity of communities.  

Small Charity Week is a series of activities and initiatives to support and raise awareness of the hundreds and thousands of small charities that, every day, make a huge difference to vulnerable communities right across the UK and the rest of the world.

Refugee Week logo

Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary.  

Coordinated in Scotland by Scottish Refugee Council

The Great Get Together logo

The Great Get Together is an initiative inspired by the late Jo Cox designed to bring people together to celebrate what they have in common.

In May 2006, the Association of Scottish Neighbourhood Watches was established as the first independent body in Scotland with a national perspective on Neighbourhood Watch.