Over the course of the three-year programme, starting in 2018, 880 young people across the UK in the West Midlands, East of England, West of England, North West and North East, to learn more about their local historic park heritage with the overall aim that at least 180 young people will join their local ‘friends of’ park groups and volunteer to preserve the local spaces that matter to the communities they live in.

The project will also work with 60 ‘friends of’ park groups to give them the tools, encouragement, and support to get more local young people involved in their work and to see the benefits of cross-generational working.

The programme also aims to create various crowdfunding campaigns to help raise money for the local parks and to test new ways of generating income as well as engaging the local community.

The project will focus on historic parks and heritage landscapes in five ‘hub’ locations across England.  In each hub young people will be supported to give their time and talents to support local groups and heritage organisations.

  • East
  • North East
  • North West
  • West
  • West Midlands

To find out more, please contact us using the link below or call 0121 236 8565.


Future Proof Parks is a partnership between Groundwork, Fields in Trust and National Youth Agency.

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