07 January 2014
Rethinking Parks is a joint initiative between Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and Nesta. Pioneers of 21st Century parks are being asked to come forward and rethink the use and financial sustainability of the UK’s public parks.
Through this new £1m programme, Nesta, Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund will support the most innovative and promising new business models for public parks.
Through grant funding of up to £100,000 per project and a package of non-financial support, the Rethinking Parks programme will back organisations and partnerships to develop, test and scale new approaches to help local parks thrive.
The programme will help park managers and those responsible for park funding and maintenance to test new options for generating income and managing their park.
Anyone with an idea can apply for their stake of the £1million pot. To help people develop their ideas the programme is holding workshops around the country and online in January 2014. The best ideas will be chosen to receive funding in early summer.