Give a Little Back Campaign
Parks have been a lifeline during lockdown. We have launched a campaign to enable people to give a little back for the many benefits they have derived from their local green space in recent months.
‘Give A Little Back to Local Parks and Green Spaces’ invites Leeds residents and businesses to support our small grants programme which will be distributed later this year to community groups around Leeds passionate about improving their local park.
Projects in local spaces ‘discovered’ during lockdown because of restrictions on travel will be prioritised, as will applications from groups seeking to recruit new park volunteers or get existing volunteers back out in their much loved green spaces.
The campaign will take place online and in and around some of the bigger park sites in Leeds over the summer, and will culminate in a Love Leeds Parks festival of free events and activities between 8-16 August.
People can support Give A Little Back by making a donation online via our fundraising page or at cash donation stations in park cafes and tearooms open to the public again.
Cheques can be made out to Leeds Community Foundation which currently hosts the grants fund, making clear it is for the Love Leeds Parks grants programme.
Businesses, especially those close to parks, could consider supporting the campaign by holding a fundraising activity over the summer or sponsoring the grants programme. More information can be found here.
We would also appreciate your help in promoting our campaign, why not print off a copy of our campaign poster to display in your window or work noticeboard.
For more information contact Hannah Coyle by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 07891275289.
Read the full press release about the campaign here.