Heritage Lottery Fund Consultation

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Protecting Heritage Lottery Funding for Parks

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Consultation

HLF is currently running a consultation on its role, vision and funding priorities for the next five years (2019 – 2024). Comments are invited on the new approach, which could include targeted funding campaigns, repayable loans and public involvement in decision making.

You can take part in the online consultation to give your ideas and thoughts by 22 March 2018

There are two surveys and the first one is aimed more at Friends and Community Groups:

1. Friends groups, volunteers and the general public to take part by clicking on this link

YouGov recommend it comes with the following guidance – for those circulating links to the YouGov survey it’s important to note that when the survey link is clicked on it creates a unique survey URL that can be used only once by the respondent. Please make sure not to copy one of those unique survey URLs from the browser and circulate it because it can be only used once so someone clicking on it would be taken to where it finished rather than starting a new survey.”

2. For the full survey and more information click here

We need everyone to have their say on how important our parks and open spaces are to our Natural Heritage.

38 Degrees Campaign

Our public parks and open spaces are much loved and used with an estimated 2.6 billion visitors each year but they are also suffering from severe cuts to parks services made by local authorities as they seek to balance their books.

To make this worse the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) now want to abandon their hugely successful Parks for People programme that invested millions of peoples lottery money into improving parks and local facilities.

Heritage Lottery Fund are currently consulting on this change in funding so help us to convince them to rethink and keep this precious funding so our parks can be protected and continue to be enjoyed by everyone. We’ll be handing in the petition to the consultation before it closes on March 22nd.

Click here to sign the petition

Green Space Shown to Reduce Depression in Adolescents

An American study of over 9,300 adolescents, aged between 12 and 18, has shown that living in an area with more green space is associated with lower rates of depression. The research, which was part of the larger Growing Up Today Study, used satellite imaging to measure the amount of green space within a 1,250m radius of participant’s homes. Those living in the highest quality green space were 11% less likely to present depression symptoms, measured using a self-reported test.

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