The network

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

All over the UK, people are coming together to make positive changes in their communities, and 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, or set up a community support group; you already run a community project and have done for years, or you've just got an idea you want to explore - you are all invited to join our network and connect with like-minded people who help each other along the way.

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 here 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!

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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.