The Big Lunch for Councils

The Big Lunch brings people together to share food, have fun and get to know each other better. It's an idea from the Eden Project, made possible by the National Lottery. Over six million people take part every year, creating and strengthening community connection across the UK.

Creating opportunities for community connection is more important than ever before, so we're calling on councils across the UK to get behind the initiative and help promote this years' Big Lunch.

We've teamed up with good causes across the UK to celebrate summer 2021 with a whole Month of Community, so communities are being encouraged to hold their events whenever works best for them from 5 June.

Below is everything you need to know about The Big Lunch, why it is important and how Councils can encourage and support residents to join in. If you have any questions or need more information, please get in touch. Keep up-to-date with all things Big Lunch, 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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Making it easy to spread the word to your communities about The Big Lunch! 


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Shout about what's going on - fill in the details and send to local newspapers, and TV & radio stations.

To help you spread the word about The Big Lunch 

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Sample risk assessment forms for Big Lunchers to use

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Tips and advice for residents

The Big Lunch pack contents

Join in, celebrate and make connections in your community!

Insurance for Big Lunch

All you need to know, plus our specially negotiated Big Lunch insurance offer!