Love Leeds Parks is a partnership initiative involving Leeds Community Foundation, Leeds Parks and Green Spaces Forum and Leeds City Council.
The project 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 financial donation. But it’s not just about money. It’s about building awareness about the benefits of parks and promoting community involvement in public green space.
Love Leeds Parks is overseen by a steering group made up of partner organisations and currently has two staff members funded by Rethinking Parks. It distributes grants to community groups who want to improve their local park through an annual grants round called the Leeds Parks Fund. The Leeds Community Foundation hosts the Leeds Parks Fund and manages the grants process.
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 for Love Leeds Parks.
Manages most public green space in the city including formal parks, woodland, recreation grounds, nature reserves, and public rights of way. Hosts Love Leeds Parks staff.