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About Us
Who are we?
Nottingham City Council has been awarded funding through the Future Parks Accelerator Fund (FPA). This is a national project, to find new ways to manage and fund parks and open spaces. The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and supported by the National Trust.
Nottingham’s Priorities
As part of the project, Nottingham is focussing on the following areas, which will contribute to an ambitious 25-year strategy for the City’s parks and open spaces.

1.    Improved volunteering programme with a wide range of opportunities and better support for volunteers. Find out ways you can volunteer here. INSERT VOLUNTER LINK HERE
2.    Getting people more involved in how their parks are developed and managed. Please take our Consultation survey to help us understand what you want.
3.    Explore ways to generate income to support our parks and open spaces long-term.
Meet the Nottingham FPA team
The team bring with them a wealth of skills, experience and knowledge.

Programme Manager

Adrienne Kelly was previously a Business Manager with the Sport, Culture & Parks team and has gained many years’ experience in business planning, strategy formulation and the development, submission and management of funding bids.

Project Managers

Fliss Hogg and James Tilford have joined us from the Green space Development Team. Fliss will be leading on developing a new volunteer programme whilst James will be leading on consultation and public engagement. Sophia Beswick has a background in Leisure Management, transformation and service redesign will focus on the development of the strategy.

Project Support Officers

Christine Duckworth and Mark Blundell give support to the Project managers, each concentrating on a specific theme of the programme. They have both been seconded from within Nottingham City Council. Christine comes from the Cemeteries team and Mark comes from a background within Public Realm each bringing a broader experience of the city's green spaces.
Funding
Nottingham City Council has been awarded funding through the Future Parks Accelerator Fund (FPA). This is a national project, to find new and innovative ways to manage and fund parks and open spaces. The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and supported by the National Trust. Nottingham is one of 8 cohorts to have been successful in gaining Future Accelerator Funding.

More information on the project and the other 7 cohorts can be found here:
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