Our impact

By distributing over £23,000 in grants, Love Leeds Parks has supported 13 community groups to enhance public parks and green spaces in Leeds. This has only been possible due to generous donations from park users and businesses.

Recently funded projects include the restoration of a heavily silted pond in Gledhow Valley Woods, tree planting to provide shade around a play area in Halton, and strengthening river banks in North Leeds to alleviate flood risk. Read more about them here.

To support our community grants programme, make a donation to our Give a Little Back campaign here.


In 2019 the University of Leeds undertook research, in partnership with Love Leeds Parks, into what local people and businesses thought about the idea of charitable giving to public parks. The research was carried out as part of Rethinking Parks, a national programme to promote innovation in park management and funding.

Published in 2019, the report, titled Charitable Giving to Parks and Green Spaces, found that a majority of those surveyed know that parks are beneficial to the city, and rated spending time in parks as very important or essential in their lives.

A summary of the research findings can be read here.

The full report can be read here.