This round of our Community Park Activity Grants programme is now closed! Thank you to everyone who submitted an application.

We’re pleased to announce the following groups have successfully received a grant: Left Bank Leeds; Harehills Action Team; Learning Partnerships; RETAS; Friends of Burley Park; Harehills Bowling Club; Better Leeds Communities; Hello Hip Hop.


This grants scheme has been designed to empower communities to deliver their vision for their local park.  

The 2023 grants cycle will focus on distributing £10,000 in funding to deliver community-led activity in Burley Park and Harehills Park. This funding had been made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund and with thanks to National Lottery players. 

The programme is part of Love Leeds Parks’ broader vision for everyone in Leeds to have a green space that they love on their doorstep.    

Who we will fund 

We will fund non-profit groups, including charities, community groups and faith-based organisations. To confirm your eligibility for the grant scheme, please read the grant guidance document in full. The guidance document can be found here 

What we will fund 

We are looking to provide grants between £250 and £1,500 in value, to support the delivery of community-led activity in Burley Park and Harehills Park. This activity can be a one-off event or a series of activities taking place over multiple dates. 

After working in partnership with community organisations and local volunteers over a four-month consultation period, we have identified the priorities outlined below. Applications must seek to meet one of these priorities to be considered eligible. 

Harehills Park Priorities:
  • social gatherings;
  • health and wellbeing activities;
  • community meals;
  • activities for children/young people;
  • community gardening.
Burley Park Priorities:
  • live music;
  • connecting with nature;
  • social gatherings;
  • health and wellbeing activities;
  • activities for children/young people;
  • community art.

All activity must be open and promoted to the public and free of charge for entry. We are particularly keen to hear ideas co-produced with members of the local community and those seeking to bring new users into the parks. 

How to apply 

Please ensure that you have read and fully understood the grant guidance document before you apply. The guidance document can be viewed here 

You can then download the grant application form here, to complete digitally and return by email to

Please ensure you complete the form in full and attach the required supporting documents when returning.
The submission deadline is 5pm on Friday 13th October 2023.  


Should you have any questions regarding this grants scheme, please get in touch on