The people behind the inspirational Community Camps at the Eden Project are looking for people from across Dundee, Perthshire and Angus to join in their next camp from Friday 27-Monday 30 October 2017.

Their Camps are three-day residential events held at their home in Cornwall, offering a mix of practical activities, workshop sessions and networking opportunities.

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 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 their Eden Project Communities network – a network of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in their communities. As a network, everyone supports each other by exchanging ideas and inspiration online and offline, and inspiring more people to take positive social action in their communities.

To get the full benefit of the Community Camp, afterwards they ask that you attend an Exchange Hub get-together in your local area. The next one in your area will be the converse/action event in Perth on Saturday 11 November. They’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 – they 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 they 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, or would like to attend the Camp, please contact Emily, the Country Manager for Scotland on tel: 07703 189049. You can read about Emily and the rest of the team here.