Funding for public parks and cemeteries

Young people getting involved with the Living Windows for Cumbernauld project
Historic public parks and cemeteries are valued places at the heart of local communities. We provide grants for projects that restore and transform them for everyone to enjoy.

Using Parks for People funding, your organisation can make a real difference by caring for the heritage that makes parks and cemeteries special, improving people's wellbeing and knowledge of their area, and making communities better places to live, work and visit.

Smaller grants are also available through our Sharing Heritage and Our Heritage grant programmes.

If you are thinking of applying for funding for a park or cemetery it is worth looking at local HLF-supported parks and those retaining Green Flag Awards:

  • Bute Park Restoration, Cardiff: Bute Park is a Grade I listed park in Cardiff that was restored to help protect and enhance one of Cardiff’s most cherished and popular attractions
  • Tollcross Park, Glasgow: Tollcross Park is set in the heart of Glasgow’s East End. This project focused on restoring the landscape of the park, including the Victorian Winter Gardens
  • Antrim Castle Gardens, County Antrim: Antrim Castle Gardens in Northern Ireland was transformed from a neglected and underused park into an amazing outdoor space that is now enjoyed by local people and visitors
  • Scone and Devon Park, Newark: This project focused on a range of improvements to enhance the appearance and accessibility of Scone and Devon Park
  • Dartmouth Park, West Bromwich: Regular ‘explore and discover’ walks have been created in Dartmouth Park to enable local residents to discover more about the park from the rangers
  • Roberts Park, Saltaire: Roberts Park is located within the Saltaire World Heritage Site and home to six listed structures. The parks’ restoration forms one of the key objectives for the World Heritage Site management plan
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