Month of Community

The Month of Community

Throughout June 2023

The Month of Community is a time to come together to celebrate everything that makes our communities great.

A whopping 20 million people took part in June 2022, to cheers volunteers, connect with their neighbours, welcome refugees, support carers, raise awareness of loneliness, or simply to say thank you.

You can host a Big Lunch at any time during the Month of Community this June. 


Our amazing partners have events and initiatives running all throughout the month - find out more below!

The Big Lunch logo

Bring your neighbours together with a Big Lunch throughout the Month of Community to support any of our partners' causes. Sign up for your free pack today!

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.

Neighbourhood Watch Week

Neighbourhood Watch Week is a time of celebration and connection. We celebrate our togetherness, and how for over 40 years we have been making better places to live - together. We encourage you to shout about Neighbourhood Watch, get more active in your community and invite people to join your group.

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.

Great Big Green Week - get involved!

The Great Big Green Week is the UK's biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature.

Hosted by Marmalade Trust, Loneliness Awareness Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of loneliness and get people talking about it.

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

On the 22 June 1948, Caribbean migrants arrived in the UK on the SS Empire Windrush. We acknowledge the sacrifices and contributions they made. Explore fantastic events throughout spring and summer 2023.

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.

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 will be the third Thank You Day and will be held on Sunday 2nd July. Who would you like to thank?