Published: 23rd Aug 2018

Groundwork, Fields in Trust and the National Youth Agency have today (August 23) launched ‘Future Proof Parks’, a £900k National Lottery-funded programme that will link ‘friends of’ park groups with young people in a bid to protect heritage parks. The programme will work with 60 ‘friends of’ park groups to give them informal youth work skills so they can share ideas with the skills of young volunteers. The three organisations hope that Future Proof Parks will engage 880 young people across the UK in the West Midlands, East of England, West of England, North West and North East, so that they can ‘learn more about their local historic park heritage, encourage young people to join their local friends of park groups and volunteer to preserve the local spaces that matter to the communities they live in.’ Graham Duxbury, national CEO of Groundwork, said: ‘Future Proof Parks is a vital tool in … (To read the full article, subscribe below)