The network

We believe that the more connected we are, the more we can do, so our Community Network Developers and friends have planned a regular slot for a series of online meet-ups to support each other and to support our communities in this ever changing world. They're taking place bi-weekly on a Wednesday lunchtime, 12.30 – 13.30pm. Find out more and sign up below.

While we cannot meet face-to-face for a little while longer we’re also continuing with our slightly more formal workshop series, for an opportunity to dive a little deeper into more specific areas of interest – from network building to food resilience, from activism to the role community arts can play in this new normal. Look out for what’s coming up here or on our Facebook page.

All over the UK, people are coming together to make positive changes in their communities. As a response to the COVID-19 situation we have seen a huge increase of people coming together to respond to their community’s needs.

Whether you've dipped your toe in the water with supporting a neighbour, setting up a community support group, if you already run a community project and have done for years, or you've just got an idea you want to explore, you are invited to join our network and connect with like-minded people who help each other along the way.

People having a Big Lunch in a street lined with houses

The Big Lunch will be a bit different this year but it's more important than ever to connect and be thankful for our neighbours and communities.  We've got a few ideas, join in any way you can!


Join these free online networks exploring all sorts of ideas and opportunities  We've adapted the programme to suit the current situation, have a look!

A group standing along the bridge while on Community Camp at Eden.

Residential camps at the Eden Project with a mixture of practical activities and workshop sessions, helping you take your ideas to the next stage.

Support web graphic

While our face-to-face network events are on hold temporarily, it is important to support each other and share our experiences so we've set up a series of check-in calls. Find out more.

Eden Communities team 2019

Find your nearest team member and get connected on the ground.


A man and woman sitting at a computer.

Our Facebook page is a place for members old and new to share ideas, news, useful tools and stay in touch - all are welcome here!


Stay up to date with the latest news, resources, opportunities and stories from across the network.


The Big Lunch across Northern Ireland collage

Need a little inspiration? Here are just a few of the many people across the UK making a real difference in their communities.  Grab a cuppa, you'll be sucked in!

Community Action Response image

Let's come together, as safely as possible, to maintain community strength, and support the people around us. Take a look at the Community Action Response, our collection of useful resources, ideas and links to help you through.

Supporting people, being neighbourly and giving your time to a place or cause you care about connects people and communities and makes society stronger. This short report talks about the difference between 'formal' and 'informal' volunteering, and the value of both.