Skip to main content
Group sitting by a fire pit in the evening at Eden

Sleep Out for homelessness charities

Join us for our 10th Sleep Out! 

Could you spend a night sleeping outside in November? Help raise awareness and funds to support the tens of thousands of people who experience homelessness in the UK every year. 

Register here 

Sleepout 2021 group shot at Eden

About the Sleep Out

For the last nine years the Eden Project has hosted an annual Sleep Out outside the Biomes, raising thousands of pounds for local homelessness charities; St Petrocs and the Amber Foundation. We’re looking forward to celebrating our tenth year of the Sleep Out, this November.

Last year, around 85 participants took part on a chilly night at Eden and raised £13,000 for the two charities. The Sleep Out will be back this year on 16 November and hopes to raise another brilliant amount for the charities.

On the night, participants are invited to ‘sleep rough’ underneath the canopy of the Link Building between our Biomes to get a feel for what it's like to be a rough sleeper - if only for one night.

Attendees can expect entertainment, such as a reading from a local author, music from a local musician and talks from the sector and those affected by homelessness. Take part in make it yourself cookery workshops for dinner, sleep outside the Biomes overnight and wake up to breakfast in the morning. Unlimited teas and coffees will be available throughout. We only ask that you bring your own sleeping bag.


You can pick between two local charities to fundraise, here's a little more about the amazing work they do:

The Amber Foundation

The Amber Foundation houses and supports young people (aged 16-30) at supported housing centres in Devon and beyond. Their centres in Devon and Wiltshire provide a safe and supportive place for young people to stay from right across the region. The foundation provides tailored support to help people move on from Amber to a job, a place in education or training and most importantly a safe, secure place to call home.

St Petrocs

St Petrocs are working to end homelessness in Cornwall because every person has a right to a safe and secure home. St Petrocs is a charity providing a range of services with the aim of ending homelessness for good. These services include outreach, resettlement and supported accommodation. They provide access to advice, support and medical services at our resource centres, including an in-house counselling system, and run a skills, training and employment programme.