A new £10 million ‘Future Parks Accelerator’ fund for public parks and green spaces

Together with Heritage Lottery Fund we’ve launched a new £10 million ‘Future Parks Accelerator’ initiative that aims to secure a future for urban parks and green spaces. We hope to find and back ambitious and sustainable solutions to protect and enhance the local green spaces that really matter to communities.   Currently open for Expressions of Interest,…

Love Parks Week and why it matters to the National Trust

As it is Love Parks Week, Keep Britain Tidy’s 7-day celebration of the nation’s wonderful everyday green spaces, we want to give you a glimpse into why parks are important to the National Trust and what we have been doing over the past year to help secure parks for future generations. While the National Trust…

New research shows value of green spaces, as MPs debate the future of parks

New research by Vivid Economics published today by the National Trust reveals the true value of a large city’s network of public parks and green spaces – and shows that cutting parks budgets is counter-productive, costing more than it saves. This evidence comes as MPs on the influential House of Commons Communities and Local Government…

Our vision for the future of parks

Yesterday we joint hosted the Future Parks Conference which brought together over 70 practitioners to discuss how to achieve a sustainable future for public parks.  At the event we launched our new Future Parks toolkit, with useful considerations for those interested in setting up a People’s Park Trust, one potential option for securing parks’ futures.…