Growing our Green Space

Natural Cambridgeshire has joined forces with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Local Authorities, nature conservation organisations and local businesses. Securing funding from the National Lottery Heritage  Fund (NLHF), the National Trust and Ministry for Health and Local Communities (MHCLG). To launch the Future Parks Accelerator (FPA), which is a UK-wide > £10 million strategic initiative to enable a small cohort of local authorities and communities. The aim is to develop and implement bold, innovative funding and management solutions for all their green spaces across their area.

Our partnership bid, led by Cambridgeshire County Council, has secured £700K. This funding will help to secure the future of Cambridgeshire’s parks and green spaces. This will be accomplished by;

  • building lasting cross-sector partnership solutions,
  • identifying sustainable sources of funding and investment,
  • identifying partnership models,
  • building community ‘ownership’ and involvement
  • by providing skills and training to grow our green spaces.
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Press Release –https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/it-s-green-for-go-for-county-s-parks