What is the Government’s Levelling Up Parks Fund?
As part of this government’s mission to level up people’s pride in the places they love, the £9 million Levelling Up Parks Fund will improve both the equality of access and quality of green space in over 100 neighbourhoods across the UK. Local areas can receive up to £85,000 of funding to elevate their parks and make their community a better place to live.
For more information on the scheme, read more here.
Is your council eligible for £85,000 of funding?
The following areas have been determined as eligible:
Local authority areas which rate highly on the Index of Multiple Deprivation and have limited access to green space are eligible to opt-in. Those eligible are pre-approved for funding and only need to opt in, and should any opt out the next eligible council will be invited to apply.
What can CitizenLab do to help?
Resident engagement is often a key priority in the development of green spaces. Are you eligible for this funding but not sure how you would use it in your community? Have you thought about how you could involve your residents in re-purposing parks and green areas to better meet local needs? Enter community engagement.
If this sounds like something you’d like to explore, CitizenLab’s digital engagement platform might be of interest.
You can browse through some of our current projects or download our guide on how to make greener cities:
- See how the city of Havant is refurbishing their public play areas
- The borough of Newham is developing a long term plan for their parks with and for their community
- London’s borough of Brent engaged with their community to select the best proposal for a new playground
Want to speak directly with our team of experts to learn more about how you can maximize your use of this funding?