Fields in Trust Funding Programmes
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Improving green spaces for communities across the UK
Over the last five years Fields in Trust has accessed over £3 million of funding to help improve the parks and playing fields that we protect. To be updated on any upcoming funding programmes please sign up to receive our monthly ezine.
Friends of Fields in Trust can take advantage of discounts on play equipment from providers such as Playdale, HAGS SMP and Stadia Sports. Membership is available from just £2 a month for individuals and £50 a year for groups.
The Fields in Trust County Fund is now open for applications with funding available for small projects on sites protected with Fields in Trust as Queen Elizabeth Fields in Scotland and Queen Elizabeth II Fields in Wales and certain counties in England. Find out how much funding is available in your area and apply online now.
Suggested Funding Resources
Whilst we do not currently have any open funding programmes, our Suggested Funding Resources document contains a wide variety of external funding sources available for parks and playing fields. Please be aware that the funding opportunities in the document relate to external organisations. Fields in Trust is not responsible for any changes to their policies or funding process. However, if your site is protected with Fields in Trust, its protected status means that any investment is safeguarded. This long-term security is of great value and something to include when making funding applications.
Previous Funding Programmes
Fields in Trust regularly provide funding programmes for our protected sites. Recent programmes have included:
- The KGV 90 Fund
- The QEII Fields County Funds
- The London Legacy Fund
- The Surrey Legacy Fund
- The Inclusion Fund
- The QEII Fields Fund, from SITA Trust
Find out more about the funding which has been available through these programmes and the positive impact they have had.
Most Improved Fields in Trust Site Award
Each year, the Fields in Trust Awards recognise the protected sites that have gone the extra mile to make improvements for the benefit of their users and the local community.
The past winners of this award are below. If you think your Fields in Trust protected site could be a national winner then why not apply for the Awards when nominations open later this year.
- Ashton Hayes Recreation Ground, Cheshire (2012)
- Park View Playing Field, Lancashire (2013)
- Orangefield Park, Antrim (2014)
- Little Aston Recreation Ground, Staffordshire (2015)
Case Study - Collingham Community Park
Collingham Community Park was protected with Fields in Trust as part of The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge in 2013, and since then the space has been transformed into one which can be enjoyed by the entire community. Thanks to donations from The Wolfson Foundation and Experian, Fields in Trust supported the improvements with grant funding from its Inclusion and County Funds. Read more about Collingham's improvement project.