The Big Lunch for Housing Associations

The Big Lunch is the UK's annual get-together for neighbours - the one day a year when people come together to meet, greet, share, play, laugh and of course eat, for no other reason than we all need to.

The Big Lunch is about millions of people getting together to share food, have fun and get to know each other better. The Big Lunch is an idea from the Eden Project, made possible by the National Lottery and over six million people take part every year, creating and strengthening community connection across the UK.

This year, we're celebrating a whole Month of Community, with Big Lunches taking place anytime from 5 June and we'd love housing associations across the UK to get behind the initiative. 

Below is everything you need to know about The Big Lunch, why it is important and how housing associations can encourage and support residents to join in. If you have any questions or need more information, please get in touchKeep up-to-date with all things Big Lunch, by signing up to our monthly newsletter!

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Find out why The Big Lunch is so important, and the impact it has had across the UK

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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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Sample risk assessment forms for Big Lunchers to use

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Tips and advice for residents

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

Insurance for Big Lunch

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