The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has announced that Councils across the country are to benefit from more than £13 million funding to rejuvenate and create green spaces for the benefit of all.
£9.7 million of new funding will be awarded to local councils to better maintain, protect and increase their recreational spaces.
An additional £2.75 million will also be made available for the pocket parks plus programme to support communities to take the lead in transforming their neglected and derelict spaces.
A further £1.2 million has been provided to the National Trust and The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Future Parks Accelerator initiative. The partnership supports local authorities to test new and innovative approaches to managing and funding parks, ensuring the benefits of public parks and green spaces are enjoyed by future generations.