About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

In 2018 we announced the latest group of projects to be awarded grants from the Rethinking Parks fund. Five months on, we are delighted to introduce eight projects that are trialling new ways of running parks more sustainably.

The projects involve communities and their local councils working together to make the most of vital community resources by forming parks foundations, nurturing and building networks of friends groups and generating new income streams through renewable energy and links with local businesses.

Get to know the eight chosen projects, what models inspired them and more.