The Big Lottery Fund has announced it will invest a further £20million in England’s public parks and cemeteries, £10million a year until 2018. Combined with Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) commitment of £20m per year under the Parks for People programme in England, this takes the total budget available to £30m per year for new projects.
Parks for People provides grants of between £100,000 and £5million to restore and rejuvenate historic parks and cemeteries. Organisations can apply for funding for projects that repair heritage features, open new facilities and run volunteering and activity programmes, involving the community in the running of the park.
Applications for the next round of Parks for People funding are now open until the 29 February 2016.
For more information click here; http://www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/our-grant-programmes/parks-people
Toview the full press release click here; https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/press-releases/uk-wide/100915_uk_funding-to-revive-public-parks