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Become a Heritage Leader with Future Proof Parks

Groundwork is looking for young people to join in our new Future Proof Parks programme - part of the Heritage Lottery Fund £10m 'Kick the Dust' initiative - which aims to get more young people interested and involved in preserving their local park and greenspace heritage. 

The project will focus on historic parks and heritage landscapes in five 'hub' locations across England.  In each hub young people aged 11-25 year old can give their time and talents to explore natural heritage and what parks mean to their local community, from taking part in Heritage Leader activities or by joining the Young Person's Action Group for the programme. 

Groundwork will support young people to join forces with local volunteer 'Friends of Park' groups or other heritage organisations to explore what makes each park unique and to develop innovative projects to make them future proof! 

Could you organise a theatrical event to show parks mean to you? Do you enjoy organising events with your friends? Want to have a say on what's happing in your local park?

Yes? Great! Future Proof Parks needs you!

Check out the Future Proof Parks sites in your local area, with more parks joining each year: 

North East: Chase Park, Gateshead; Elba Park, Sunderland; West Park, South Shields; West Park, Jarrow, South Tyneside.

North West: Rivington Terraced Gardens, Bolton; Winckley Square Gardens, Preston; North Blackpool Pond Trail, Bispham; Amberswood, Wigan.

West Midlands: Silver Jubilee Park, Sandwell & Dudley; Barnford Park, Oldbury; Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge; Deer’s Leap Wood, Smethwick.

West of England: Stoke Park; Blaise Castle; Trooper’s Hill; Eastville Park; Mendip AONB, Bristol 

East of England: Cedars Park, Broxbourne; Barclay Park, Broxbourne; Harlow Town Park; Howard Park and Gardens, Letchworth Garden City. 

Want to join Future Proof Parks near you? 

Contact your local Groundwork Trust here

Want to find out about our Young Persons Action Group? Email Heather Saranne for more info:

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