The next deadline for applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Parks for People programme is 12 pm on the 31st August 2017.
The programme provides grants of between £100,000 and £5 million to regenerate historic public parks and cemeteries for the benefit of local communities. Applications are accepted from local authorities as well as not for profit organisations that own historic public parks and cemeteries. To be eligible applicants will need to show that:
- The community values the park or cemetery as part of their heritage
- They meet local social, economic and environmental needs
- The management actively involves local people.
Applications go through a two-round application process. This is so organisations can apply at an early stage of planning their project and get an idea of whether they’re likely to receive a grant. At the first round applicants can also ask for funding to develop their project.