Parks are for life, not just for Christmas

Whether it’s taking the kids out to run off some of that Christmas Day excitement, an early morning jog to escape the in-laws, a wee walk with the dog while the turkey is cooking or a quiet walk to relax and unwind, Scotland’s parks are always there for us.

Now, more than ever, it’s our turn to be there to support our parks and help them thrive now and in the future!

Parks4Life is Scotland’s first ever national endowment fund for parks and greenspaces. It provides an easy way for all of us to show how much we love our parks. By donating to help us raise our £1million target you will be helping create the Parks4Life Community Fund – the gift that keeps on giving and will support community park projects across Scotland.

Yes, I’ll donate to show my love for Scotland’s parks

Your donations are vital to help us ensure our precious parks continue to be cherished and nurtured so that we hand them on in good heart for our children and grandchildren to enjoy.

With your support, we can help our communities bring their parks to life and make the best of our parks for everyone to enjoy now and in the future.

With just over £70,000 left to raise to reach the £1million fundraising target for 2023, we need your help.

Yes, I want to give a Christmas present to Scotland’s parks

In 2024, we will launch the Parks4Life Community Fund. The fund will provide small grants to community groups who work hard to improve parks and greenspaces across Scotland next year and every year after that.

Yes, I’ll make a donation to help communities realise their park dreams

If you are a group that has got ideas and plans for your much-loved park or greenspace whether it’s to install a blether-bench, run events in your park, plant a community orchard, build a Men’s Shed or create the most amazing children’s play area, then the Parks4Life Community Fund could help make this happen.

Your donation to Parks4Life will bring the Parks4Life Community Fund to life and help make exciting projects across Scotland a reality.

Count me in! I’m making a donation to bring parks to life!

#Parks4Life Advent Calendar

As we start the countdown towards Christmas, every day throughout December, we’ll be sharing why parks are so important to us all through our social channels. Keep an eye out for #parks4life and please help us bring some park joy across social media this December.

You can also support Scotland’s parks while you’re doing your Christmas shopping online!

We have partnered with EasyFundraising so every time you shop online you can make a donation to Parks4Life at no cost to you. There are over 4,000 shops and sites ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, and M&S. It won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

Yes, I’m going to sign up to EasyFundraising to support Parks4Life when I shop

How can I donate to Parks4Life and Scotland’s parks?

Donate online – visit our donation page to make a one-off or regular donation…and remember if you gift-aid your donation, we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give and it won’t cost you any extra.

Donate by text - support Parks4Life quickly and easily with a text donation.

To make a one- off donation of £5, text PARK to 70450. This costs £5 plus your standard message rate and will be added to your phone bill or deducted from your credit. 

To make a regular donation of £5 text PARKS4LIFE to 70450. This costs £5 plus 2 standard rate messages and will be added to your phone bill or deducted from your credit. 

Thank you for supporting parks and Parks4Life this Christmas Y

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Parks4Life is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Scottish Government, people who love Scotland's parks and you. Thank you!