Resources + FAQs

Your Great Get Together can look however you want! Whatever it is you chose to do, we're here to support you. That's why we've produced the resources and FAQs below so you can make your event a success. Once you've planned your event, make sure you add it to our map so people can find out about it.

Register your event


People smiling at a Great Get Together in 2019For organisers:

Download the Organiser Toolkit, full of useful information such as the 5 steps to planning a Great Get Together, advice on reaching out to new people and marketing tips including customisable social media posts and press releases. The toolkit is also available in Welsh.

Interested in planning a Great Walk Together? We've got a specific toolkit here all about how to organise that, and a version in Welsh.

Fancy having a chat? Join us in one of our informal Great Plan Together webinars - your chance to learn more, ask questions, and get to know other organisers.

Jo Cox MP in an assembly with school children


For schools:

We have produced guidance to support schools - from pre-school up to Sixth Form - with

 running assemblies, lessons and activities around the Great Get Together. Jo’s story and the Great Get Together can contribute to developing students' understanding of Democracy, Rule of Law, Mutual Respect and Tolerance for Different Faiths.

Download the Pre/Primary School pack

Download the Secondary/Sixth Form pack


Not found the answer to your question? Check out these FAQs, or get in touch:

Who organises the Great Get Together?

The Great Get Together is organised by The Jo Cox Foundation, which is a registered charity (charity number 1170836).

 

Can we fundraise at our Great Get Together?

Absolutely! The Great Get Together is organised by us at the Jo Cox Foundation and we'd love it if you wanted to help us reach our fundraising target so we can continue and expand our work to bridge divides and unite communities, inspired by Jo Cox.

Why is the Great Get Together not taking place on the Jubilee Weekend?

Since 2018, the Great Get Together has taken place on the weekend closest to Jo Cox's birthday. Jo's values and beliefs sit at the heart of the Great Get Together, so it's really important for us that the celebration remains connected to this date. If you want to organise a Great Get Together on Jubilee Weekend you are welcome to - the most important thing is bringing people together!

I'm organising an event for the Platinum Jubilee. Can that be a Great Get Together? 

Yes, of course! The most important thing is bringing people together, so if the official date of the Great Get Together doesn't work for you, we'd love for you to celebrate at another time. We know that the Platinum Jubilee will be a time of fantastic community celebration, and we'll be offering tips and resources to support any organisers who want to have a Great Get Together that weekend. 

The official date for The Great Get Together doesn’t work for me. Can I still take part?

Of course! The most important thing is bringing people together, so if the date doesn’t suit you go ahead and choose another date.

Is The Great Get Together party political?

Not at all! The idea for The Great Get Together is about bringing communities together to celebrate what we have in common. While it does have cross-party backing and it is support by some of the most prominent Remain and Brexit campaigners it is completely outside of formal politics.

How can I connect with other Great Get Together organisers?

The best way of connecting with other get together organisers is through attending one of our informal Great Plan Together webinars or joining our Facebook group.

We hope that hearing about other people’s triumphs and challenges along the way will support and inspire you to throw the best Get Together possible. You might even make some new friends along the way.

I live outside the UK, can I have a get together?

Yes – of course. The most important thing is bringing people together!

 

How can my school get involved?

We absolutely welcome schools getting involved. We have produced guidance to support schools - from pre-school up to Sixth Form - with running assemblies, lessons and activities around the Great Get Together - all available to download at the top of this page.

 

Should I tell you about my event?

We'd love that! Please register your event on our map and tell us about it on social media by using #MoreInCommon and tagging us. You can also reach us by email over at [email protected].