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Greenspace makes our lives and places better

What we do

Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund

A new short-term fund for local organisations that support vulnerable groups, grants of £500 to support organisational need in this time of crisis rather than funding specific projects.

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ParkPower Project

Understanding the green energy potential of parks and greenspaces across Scotland

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90%

of urban Scots say it’s important to have greenspace in their area

1593km2

is the area of urban greenspace in scotland – equivalent to area of 22 Loch Lomonds

1 in 4

Scots say the quality of their greenspace has declined in the last 5 years

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Find and enjoy greenspace

Explore and discover Scotland's wonderful parks and greenspaces using Scotland's greenspace map and MyParkScotland

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Support parks

The Scottish Parks4Life Fund is an easy and simple way for everyone who uses and loves Scotland’s parks to make a donation, large or small, to support our treasured parks.

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Author: Ian Goodman

Bags of Help grants

Bags of Help funds local projects in Scotland, England and Wales that benefit their community. Grants of up to £2,000 are available. Working with Tesco and Groundwork UK, we deliver the Bags of Help in Scotland.

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News

  • greenspace scotland and covid-19

    As with many other charities and social enterprises, the lockdown has had a huge financial impact on greenspace scotland. From 13 April, some of our team will be furloughed. Read more

  • Heritage Emergency Fund launched

    The National Heritage Lottery Fund launches Heritage Emergency Fund to help ensure that heritage assets and organisations are able to thrive in the future - details of how to apply now available Read more

  • Which trees are best in the fight against air pollution?

    A study from the University of Surrey has provided a comprehensive guide on which tree species are best for combatting air pollution that originates from our roads Read more

Project of the Month

  • Project of the Month - Craigtoun Park

    Our March Project of the Month is Craigtoun Park near St Andrews in Fife. The Friends group has been operating the park under a management agreement and are now at the closing stages of entering into a 25-year lease agreement with Fife Council. Read more

  • Bannockburn House and Gardens

    Our Feb Project of the Month tells the story of an urban community buy out and how committed volunteers are bringing a heritage house and landscape back to life. Read more

  • Project of the month: Catherine Street Inclusive Park and Community Garden, Dumfries

    Our December project of the month is a great example of partnership working between the local charity Include Us, local community, statutory bodies, third sector and private business facilitated by Community Asset Transfer legislation Read more