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About us

Nottingham's Future Parks Accelerator Project

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 for a sustainable green future. The project is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and supported by the National Trust. Its aim is to create a new 25 year sustainable strategy for Nottingham’s greenspaces. For more information on the national FPA project click here.

Who are we and what are our priorities?

We are a dedicated team working as part of a national programme to change and improve how we sustain the parks and open spaces of Nottingham. We are passionate about making sure the open and green spaces of Nottingham are:

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Getting people more involved in how their parks are developed and managed.

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Getting people more involved in how their parks are developed and managed.

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Explore ways to generate income to support our parks and open spaces long-term.

  • Here for everyone for now and for the future
  • Serve the city’s communities well
  • Supported, developed and coproduced by the community
  • Open to innovation and new ideas from anyone and everyone
  • Aware of ethnically diverse communities and working towards greater inclusivity
  • Boldly working towards tackling injustice of all kinds through nature based cohesion
  • Well branded and signposted
  • Protecting and increasing biodiversity and habitat opportunities
  • Growing and tending to more trees
  • Educating, sharing and inspiring
  • Engaging people with nature at every opportunity through volunteering and experiences
  • Connecting with community gardens, groups and advocates through nature based activities
  • Making it easy for good things to happen in green space
  • Providing meaningful volunteer opportunities
  • Using volunteering programmes for education and employment skills development
  • Learning from the past to inform the future
  • Listening to people about their parks
  • Continually finding ways to increase funding whilst protecting nature
  • Welcoming and safe

Meet the Nottingham FPA team

The team bring with them a wealth of skills, experience and knowledge.

Programme Manager

Adrienne is the programme manager, experienced in business development and service design across sport, culture and parks.  Influencing a lasting change in how we value and protect and support our open and green spaces through innovation and change is her key objective in delivering this programme. She also loves golf!

Project Managers

Sophia, project manager, has a background in leisure, culture and transformation and has a passion for improving wellbeing and reducing loneliness by connecting people with nature. When she’s not dancing among the daffodils it’s strictly ballroom!

Fliss is a project manager with 14 years of experience in the green space sector.  She is passionate about parks and people. Fliss has a love of the outdoors, particularly camping and can often be seen eating chocolate.

Project Officers

Mark is a project officer who enjoys working with data. Hesupports all aspects of FPA but particularly evidencing the value of greenspace in tackling climate change. He also loves his cats, pizza and making homemade gin!

Iain is a project officer supporting the volunteering andengagement work. He enjoys meeting and interacting with new people, sharinglearning about green space and is also a martial arts expert with the medals toprove it!

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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