Who we work with

As a charity, Eden Project Communities relies on the generosity of funders and partnerships for our programme of activities and events to help us to reach as many people in communities as possible. Our core community development programme is currently supported by our annual flagship event The Big Lunch, our Community Camp workshops and the Festival of Discovery.

We'd like to say a huge thank you to all our supporters and partners who make our work possible.

Core programme funder

Thanks to the generous support of The National Lottery, Eden Project Communities is able to continue our work in supporting communities. The National Lottery is the largest funder of community activity in the UK and has been our partner since 2010. We are immensely proud of what we've already achieved with great celebratory events such as The Big Lunch and nationwide outreach development work. Through our ongoing partnership with the National Lottery, the hard work of our team at Eden and the money raised by National Lottery players, we're on a mission to help the UK rediscover its sense of neighbourliness and community.

The Big Lunch Sponsor

We are delighted to be partnered with Iceland and The Food Warehouse to promote The Big Lunch in communities across the UK.  Iceland has long been a supporter of our work as a member of the Community Action Response group which was formed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic to support the most isolated and vulnerable in communities.  As a high street retailer, they encourage people to shop local and to be as inclusive and accessible as possible. Through The Big Lunch we are committed to work together and help neighbourhoods thrive.

As a supermarket they are committed to working in the community and protecting the planet by pledging to remove plastic from its own label packaging by 2023, removing palm oil as an ingredient, along with reducing carbon and food waste.  Its charitable foundation has created the national Backyard Nature Campaign, is protecting Welsh Peatlands, and has planted a million trees in Indonesia.  You can see much more about their Doing it Right plan here.


Partners and sponsors

Our nationwide campaigns and events are supported by corporate partners and sponsors who we work closely in collaboration with to ensure full benefits and opportunities. We offer different levels of corporate sponsorship that will enable your business to build trust and reputation, reach new customers and meet your CSR objectives.

Community Action Response partners

Community Action Response (CAR) was formed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and continues to support UK communities, in particular the most vulnerable and isolated. CAR is a group of over 35 community focused charities campaigning for neighbours, community groups and individuals to do their bit to reduce the impact of social isolation, loneliness and localised inequality.

See all our Community Action Response partners.


Our network of Friends help support, promote and fund our community outreach programmes and encourage community connections across their audience of customers, members and employees.

See the full list of Friends we work with.

To find out more about partnership opportunities please get in touch with our Head of External Partnerships, Gemma Snow on gsnow@EdenProject.com.