Since 1994, HLF (in conjunction with BLF for part of this period) have awarded grants totalling over £900m to more than 900 public parks in the UK. Parks for People (PfP), which was set up in 2006, has been a flagship targeted programme for parks funding and to date has funded approximately £872m to c.650 projects.

In England the programme was jointly funded with BLF. The programme aims to regenerate public parks and cemeteries of national, regional or local heritage value for the enjoyment and recreation of local people.

Currently, within PfP, £200m projects are still in delivery. The programme is now closed and by 2025 we expect all PfP projects to finish. The programme awarded grants of between £100,000 and £5 million to revitalise historic parks and cemeteries.

HLF and BLF  are now looking to commission a PfP programme evaluation which captures in a more in-depth way the impact of PfP.

The deadline for tender submissions is 28 January with work to be undertaken between February and June 2019