The Big Lunch for Councils

The Big Lunch, an idea from the Eden Project, made possible by the National Lottery, brings communities together.  Millions of people across the UK come together each year to celebrate community connections and get to know one another a little better. 

A whopping nine million people took part last year alone, creating and strengthening community connection across the UK which is more important than ever before, and this year there are even more reasons to celebrate! 

The Big Jubilee Lunch is an official part of HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations from 2-5 June 2022, and like last year, it will kick off a summer of community, friendship and fun as we team up with good causes across the UK for a whole Month of Community.

It's time to rise to the occasion and start planning your council-led celebrations now!  Below is everything you need to know about The Big Lunch and The Big Jubilee Lunch, and how Councils can encourage and support residents to join in. If you have any questions or need more information please get in touch and keep up-to-date with Big Lunch news by signing up to our monthly newsletter!


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Here's our list of FAQs, if your question isn't covered just get in touch and we'll help you out.

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Spread the word about your plans using our toolkits, sample press release and assets for social media.

Online, on the doorstep, over the fence, or on the go - there are loads of different ways you can join in with The Big Lunch whilst keeping it safe and inclusive for you and your community.