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.
A charity dedicated to creating positive change in the communities of Leeds that need it most. Manages the funds and organises grants rounds.
A voluntary organisation made up of individuals and organisations interested in enhancing the green spaces of Leeds. Acts as champion for parks and green spaces in Leeds and the Leeds Parks Fund.
Manages most public green space in the city including formal parks, woodland, recreation grounds, nature reserves, and public rights of way. Hosts Leeds Parks Fund staff.