Public parks are losing funding, so public giving to greenspace is more important than ever. Donations are essential to maintaining and helping enhance parks and greenspaces.
Our grantees are finding new ways to donate to parks. Our current grantees, the Lake District Foundation and Bournemouth Parks Foundation are testing the potential for contactless donations to help sustain their local parks and greenspaces. Leeds City Council is using the Leeds Parks Fund to develop a model to support and encourage charitable giving to parks.
In the previous round of Rethinking Parks, the Heeley Development Trust developed a subscription for Heeley Park in Sheffield. The subscription aimed to increase income for the park by offering members additional opportunities to the existing free facilities.