The network

What is the network?

The network is a community of like-minded individuals across the UK, all hoping to make positive changes in their community.

Whether you've dipped your toe in the water with supporting a neighbour, you've got an idea you want to explore or you already run your own community project - you are all invited to join our network. You can meet others, receive support and advice and be part of something bigger.

We believe that the more connected we are, the more we can do, together.


What can the network offer you?

Being part of our network means being part of a support system of other people just like you. Our team of Community Network Developers work on the ground in your area to help you with your community project, whether you're just getting started or you've got an established project. They can offer help and advice, put you in touch with others who have overcome similar challenges and connect you with others who can support your work.

They're just at the end of an email or phone call, so get in touch today!


We also have our online sessions series - join us 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 or on our Facebook page.

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!

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.

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

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.


People having a Big Lunch in a street lined with houses

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!

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.