Fields in Trust has been in the business of providing legal protection for playing fields, play space, recreation grounds, nature reserves and other open spaces since its formation as the National Playing Fields Association in 1925. We currently protect over 2,500 public recreational spaces through legally binding agreements for the long term.
Any landowner can complete the process, including principle Local Authorities, Town and Parish Councils, Voluntary organisations including Sports Clubs with open membership, and private individuals:
- The principal use should be outdoor sport, play or recreation.
- Sites must have public access, be accessible in terms of location and affordability for the local community
- The area to be protected can include facilities such as pavilions, village halls, indoor leisure or heritage facilities that are established for community recreational purposes
Our Protection application pack
Download our application form
View our minimum criteria for protection
View our guide to protecting land with Fields in Trust
Protecting your site with us means it will be safe forever.
To nominate a site for protection simply download our application form, complete and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call us on 020 7427 2110 for further information.
You can protect your land charitably or non-charitably, whichever you choose. Find out here what this means.
The Protection Process
But I’m not a landowner! What can I do?
Why not write to your MP and ask them to look into FIT protection for your local parks and playgrounds?
Why not contact your local council to find out if they’ve heard about us?
For just £10 per year you can become a member of FIT and help us protect spaces for the future
Protecting outdoor spaces to mark the Diamond Jubilee!