The Royal Parks charity, which manages Greenwich Park, has secured a ‘transformational’ £4.5m grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund for its ‘Greenwich Park Revealed’ project. Made possible by National Lottery players, it will help to protect and future-proof the incomparable heritage site, which is eroding under the pressure of a growing population.
FSC, who have worked in partnership with The Royal Parks and led outdoor learning opportunities in Greenwich Park since 2011, are delighted to be involved with this fantastic project and will be delivering some of the activity plan.
‘Greenwich Park Revealed’ will involve a range of activities including:
- restoring the park’s Grade 1 listed landscape heritage
- creating a new state-of-the-art eco friendly Learning Centre in the park
- restoring wildlife habitats
- improving sustainability
The Royal Parks and other funding partners will also be contributing to this project, equating to total investment of £10.5 million.
Andrew Scattergood, Chief Executive, The Royal Parks, said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, we will now embark on the biggest project in The Royal Parks’ history. ‘Greenwich Park Revealed’ will protect, enhance and uncover the hidden gems of this iconic World Heritage Site, future-proofing this ancient park for the millions of local, national and international visitors to enjoy for generations to come.”
Stuart McLeod, Director London & South at The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: “Parks are an incredibly important part of people’s lives in so many ways – from wellbeing and space to connect with others to opportunities to connect to nature. A magnificent World Heritage Site, Greenwich Park is steeped in rich heritage and now, thanks to National Lottery players, it is set for a bright future with nature and communities at its heart.”
Find out more details at: https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/greenwich-park-revealed