About us

The Leeds Parks Fund is a partnership initiative involving Leeds Community Foundation, Leeds Parks and Green Spaces Forum and Leeds City Council.

The fund was set up in 2017 to improve the sustainability of all green space in the city against the backdrop of public spending cuts. It provides a platform for individuals and businesses who love Leeds parks to make a donation. But it’s not just about money. It’s about building awareness about the benefits of parks and promoting community involvement in park activity and development.

Leeds Parks Fund is overseen by a steering group made up of partner organisations.  The fund is managed by Leeds Community Foundation and all donations will be distributed directly to community-led projects via grants rounds. An independent panel representing park users will allocate grants according to published criteria.  Currently the Fund has one staff member funded by Rethinking Parks and hosted by Leeds City Council.