Other resources

Research papers

Nesta Rethinking parks

Nesta Learning to rethink parks (2016) 

HLF State of UK Public Parks (2014) 

HLF State of UK Public Parks (2016) 

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology POST Note 448 (November 2013) (PDF, 175KB)

Mayor of London London Infrastructure Plan 2050, Chapter 15 (PDF, 7.6MB)

Public Health England Local action on health inequalities: Improving access to green spaces (September 2014) (PDF, 339KB)

Natural Capital Committee The state of natural capital: protecting and improving natural capital for prosperity and wellbeing (January 2015) (PDF, 2.9MB)

Natural England Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment visits to urban greenspaces (2009-2016) (July 2018) 

ONS UK natural capital: ecosystem accounts for urban areas (July 2018)


Policy papers

Communities and Local Government Committee Public parks report (February 2017) (PDF, 1.88MB)

Department for Culture, Media and Sport The Culture White Paper (March 2016) (PDF, 6.3MB) (see particularly for the wider implications of wellbeing that the historic environment and green space plays on social cohesion)


Examples of charities and Trusts

Milton Keynes Parks Trust

The Land Trust

Nene Park Trust

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The Royal Parks


Partners we’ve worked with

National Trust External Partnerships Team

Social Finance

Shared Assets

Vivid Economics

Britain Thinks

Environmental Finance

Newcastle City Council



Regulations and guidance

Charity Commission

Social Enterprise UK

GOV UK guidance on fundraising 

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (on volunteering and volunteer management)

GOV UK guidance on volunteers’ rights


Other inspiration

TED talk on how being brave in approaching green space and social cohesion and city planning can come together to create an inspirational outcome

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