BRISTOL AND BATH PARKS FOUNDATION

#NotJustaPark

Parks are so much more than just green spaces. It’s urgent we reach more people so we can have a real impact on our environment and community. Time in green space boosts our mental and physical health and wellbeing. It’s even more important for the one in eight local people without a garden. We can achieve more together.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2022 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1182217)

open_in_new https://www.yourpark.org.uk/
Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£7,848

Donations

45

Championed by John Spedan Lewis Foundation

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Bath and Bristol have declared Climate and Ecological Emergencies. Our parks present a huge opportunity in the fight against climate change. The key to improving parks for nature lies within our communities. We need to unlock and break-down barriers to park usage, engage with harder to reach groups and together, we can introduce wilder habitats to our cities. Help us introduce thousands of species to otherwise barren sites.

Solution

People are powerful; when we join together at the grass roots, green spaces flourish. We can improve nature at scale if we work together. Help Your Park improve inner-city biodiversity, connect with the most marginalised communities in Bristol and Bath and ensure they engage with and have access to nature too. Through our rewilding projects within underused parks, we can ensure green spaces flourish. With your support we can introduce more natural habitats and make them welcoming to all.

  • After the project I saw people using green space more, doing activities and learning how to do new things and learn new skills. Learning about planting wildflowers, seeing people be more physically active and connecting with nature.

    — It's #NotJustaPark for Ismail, Barton Hill

  • I Live in Barton Hill and have seven family members. It’s a very large community here. Before I used to feel isolated – now I feel more visible and feel included.

    — It's #NotJustaPark for "M", Barton Hill