At the heart of our parks in Bristol and Bath
Whether a space to run free, spend time with the family or escape the urban environment, parks have an impact on all our lives. We will listen to different voices and gather evidence to understand the importance of parks and the challenges for the future.
Our initial project takes the form of a conversation with communities to help inform the future activities of the charity. We would like find out what is important about your local park, how do you use it and why is it special to you? In this way we will gather a bank of ideas and record hopes for the future.
A unique partnership has enabled the creation of the charity. The partners are The Bristol Parks Forum, The Natural History Consortium, Bath and North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council, with links to Bristol Green Capital Partnership and Quartet Community Foundation. We are also inspired by and learning from the experience of Bournemouth Parks Foundation.
We will explore a variety of ways for generating new sources of funding. Building on the great tradition of Victorian philanthropy and parks, we aim to tap into charitable giving and donations from business. We will also understand when there is an opportunity to raise money through grants and trusts, or potential at a community level for individual giving or crowd funding.