28 January 2011

Get funding for your Big Lunch

Lewisham Council is encouraging residents who would like to take part in this year's Big Lunch to apply for a grant from the Big Lottery Fund by March 2011.

The Big Lunch is an annual one-day get together with your neighbours - wherever you live. It can be anything from a simple lunch to a full-blown street party with DJs and a home cooked feast. This year's national Big Lunch will be taking place on Sunday 5 June and grants are available for those organising events for over 50 people. People can check their eligibility for a grant from the Big Lottery Fund on the Awards for All website.

The Big Lunch aims to get as many people as possible across the country to sit down with their neighbours and share lunch together. Last year, 57 Big Lunches took place in Lewisham - the highest number in London!

If you are interested in holding a Big Lunch on Sunday 5 June 2011, register your interest on the Big Lunch website, where you can get ideas and inspiration, receive a newsletter, get updates via Twitter or Facebook and follow and comment on the national blog. If you have questions or need assistance, then Lewisham Council can offer support to people interested in organising a Big Lunch in their street or other venue if you call them on 020 8314 7321 or through their website

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