New Funding for Urban Parks and Green Spaces (UK)

A new £10 million ‘Future Parks Accelerator’ initiative is a new national initiative to enable places across the UK to develop ambitious solutions to secure and enhance the future of public parks and greenspaces for long term public benefit.

Heritage Fund have joined forces with the National Trust to find and back ambitious and sustainable solutions to protect and enhance public parks and green spaces. The Future Parks Accelerator (FPA) is a UK-wide £10m strategic initiative that will enable up to eight local authorities and communities to develop and implement bold and innovative funding and management solutions for all their green spaces across, against a challenging backdrop of financial uncertainty.

The FPA will support places to grow the contribution parks make to civic life while becoming financially sustainable. It will involve discovering how parks and green spaces could be better used, managed and funded to serve community needs and aspirations now and over the next generation.

Grants of up to £5 million will support projects to regenerate public parks, urban green spaces and cemeteries through HLFs open programmes.

http://www.futureparks.org/toolkit/future-parks-accelerator

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