At Eden Project Communities we support community volunteers through an inspirational camp experience (they don’t actually camp!) down at The Eden Project in Cornwall, and then link them to our network of people across Scotland and the UK all doing things in their communities. We have local ‘Exchange Hubs’ which meet regularly and are the place where we encourage peer support and collaboration for people taking action in their communities. There is an upcoming camp 27th – 30th October.

Our Camps are three-day residential events held at our home in Cornwall, offering a mix of practical activities, workshop sessions and networking opportunities. Our next one runs from 27th – 30th October.

They are for people in the UK who want to start a community initiative or take an existing idea to the next level. People can apply for the Camp below, and, if successful, they will be awarded a fully funded place to cover travel, accommodation and food at the Camp.

After taking part in the Community Camp you will be part of our Eden Project Communities network – a network of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in their communities. As a network we support each other by exchanging ideas & inspiration online and offline and inspire more people to take positive social action in their communities.

To get the full benefit of the Community Camp, afterwards we ask that you attend an Exchange Hub get-together in your local area. The next one in your area will be our converse/action event in Perth on Saturday 11th November. We’ll be organising two further local gathering dates at this event. You will have the chance to meet like-minded people, exchange ideas, skills and play a vital part in building better connected communities across your local area.

Every Camp is unique – we make them as relevant as possible to the people coming. A typical camp might include:

• Focused workshops: select from a menu of different themes to tailor your experience.
• Practical activities: taster sessions that offer ideas on how to best engage with the people in your community.
• Networking: meet like-minded people, establish new connections and get a different perspective on things – whether through a workshop or a cuppa.
• Practical resources: you’ll come away with useful materials to support you when you’re back in your community.
• Plus social activities, innovative on-site accommodation and plenty of delicious food!

Over 1000 people have enjoyed and been inspired by an Eden Community Camp so far, and we want to spread the word about them far and wide. So please share this message across your networks and with anyone you think might like to take part from Dundee, Perthshire or Angus.

If you have further questions, please feel free to get in touch with Emily Watts, the Country Manager for Scotland at ewatts@edenproject.com. You can find details here; we’ll be happy to help.

Emily Watts
Country Manager Scotland
Tel: 07703189049
www.edenprojectcommunities.com