Love Leeds Parks is excited to launch the We Love Leeds Parks Fund.

This new fund has been set up to empower local communities to fundraise for projects that bring the people of Leeds into their local parks with activities or improvements. The We Love Leeds Parks crowdfunding programme is committed to supporting innovative and impactful projects, allowing Leeds residents to influence and shape the city’s parks and green spaces. We’re looking for bold ideas and engaging projects that everyone wants to get behind.

The Winter 2023/24 round will focus on distributing £5,000 in funding to community-led activities and improvements in Community Parks and public, free-to-access green spaces across Leeds. This programme has 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.

What we will fund 

The We Love Leeds Parks Fund will support projects that:

  • Improve park facilities, environment or biodiversity;
  • Increase the number of new park users in Leeds;
  • Improve accessibility for green spaces;
  • Bring communities together;
  • Increase volunteering opportunity;
  • Conserve and enrich a park’s heritage;
  • Tackle the impacts of climate change and encourage nature recovery;
  • Enhance physical and mental wellbeing of local residents;
  • Drive positive and lasting change for local areas.

How to apply

To apply, head over to our Spacehive page here.