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Eden Project opens applications for Cornwall training weekend

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The project is opening the opportunity to people across Scotland.

A well-known environmental project is inviting community-minded individuals from across Scotland to join them in Cornwall for a training weekend later this year. 

The Eden Project wants to see people from across the country join them to share inspiration and unpack ideas to adapt and implement with their own community.

Funded by the National Lottery, successful applicants will have accommodation and transport along with the weekend community camp costs all paid for. 

This camp is the beginning of a journey as part of a peer to peer network who share and support each other from various geographic areas of Scotland and the UK.

Grainne McCloskey, Eden Project Communities Scotland and Northern Ireland regional manager, said: “The Eden Project is the perfect place to converge to share ideas and inspire each other. 

“This is a brilliant opportunity to reach out and make strong and useful connections you can go on to build on well beyond the long weekend. This is designed for people new to community action and who are unpaid in their activity they hope to implement.

“To apply you need to visit Eden Project Communities website - community camps.”

Eden Project Communities Network developer for Scotland, Martin Quigley, is assessing applications for these opportunities which are to be held at the award winning Eden Project in Cornwall during September, and then virtually in November.

Ten people from Scotland will be chosen for each intake and they will have access to inspiring talks, workshops, engagement activities and story sharing with around 60 other community activists and organisers. 

Eden Project Communities is also searching for a Relationship and Communication lead for Scotland and are keen to appoint in September to work more closely with communities in Scotland to get wider awareness for our network offer and to further develop.