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Parks mean even more to us in Bristol and Bath post lockdown as spaces to meet, breathe and enjoy nature.

Donate to support local volunteers whose extra love for our parks benefits everyone.

Your contribution to our small grants fund will help the local litter pickers, groups protecting wildlife and rewilding, or organising well-being activities that keep your park special.

Supporting local groups is a key strand of our work as Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation to create a brighter future for our parks and green spaces.

Every donation, whatever its size, will make a difference locally. From Bedminster to Withywood, Bloomfield to Whiteway, the money raised will enable groups to do more.

The fund launches in early 2021 and will be open for park groups across Bristol and Bath to apply.

Scroll down for some examples of what local groups would like to do with a small grant award:

Manor Woods Valley, South Bristol

“If we were to receive a small grant, we would buy materials for our woodland footpath project to improve access to the local nature reserve which stopped during lockdown. The money would help us buy gloves and masks and involve a health and safety trained group leader to get volunteering sessions underway again. We know they are so good for local people’s health and wellbeing.” - Martin, Manor Woods Valley Group

Hedgemead Park, Bath

“A small grant would help us make the park far more exciting for children, keeping them active while they learn about nature in the park. Lock down has shown us just how important all parks are to civic well-being and we hope to provide activities that will keep local people coming back.” Graham, Friends of Hedgemead Park.

St George Park, Bristol

“St George Park is a haven for people and wildlife and we would like to display better information about the wildlife and how we can look after it together. Getting out in nature in the park has been a lifeline for so many during lock down, it would be great if the community could pull together to better care for it now. I really hope that people will remember how valuable the park is for everyone.” Nick, Friends of St George Park

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Watch this space for further news on how local park and community groups will be able to apply to the small grant scheme. Thank you to our partner organisations for helping to highlight the Love Your Park campaign including 3SG in Bath as part of the Compassionate Communities initiative, Quartet Community Foundation, Voscur, the Natural History Consortium and Bristol Green Capital Partnership.

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