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What makes a great Parks Foundation? - 11 Mar 2020 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

From Redcar and Cleveland to Bournemouth, a new movement of Parks Foundations is emerging with the aim to enhance public parks that play an important role in our lives.

Join us at Nesta to explore how interest in Parks Foundations has emerged in the UK over the past five years bringing new opportunities to the parks and green spaces sector. 

Rethinking Parks team has the pleasure to support five teams of parks innovators developing local Parks Foundations. These are independent charities that support either one or many parks in a given area with time, expertise and funds.

This afternoon session will be the opportunity for you to hear about their experiences in setting up a Parks Foundation and the Rethinking Parks guide to Parks Foundations that will be published online in March. You will also be able to engage with some of the teams during a short coaching session. We will share tips on whether a Parks Foundation is the right model for you and how to set one up. 

The five Parks Foundations featured will be:

● The Bournemouth Parks Foundation
Redcar and Cleveland Parks Foundation - Parks Alive
Love Leeds Parks

Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation - Your Park
The Lake District Foundation

This event is for local authorities or community members interested in setting up a Parks Foundation. Please register for the event to secure a place.

Registration will open at 2:00pm with the event starting promptly at 2.30pm. The event will finish by 5:00pm. Light refreshments will be provided