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March 9, 2016

Parks prove their worth it

On the theme of innovative ways to raise funds, seven local groups from Edinburgh and Glasgow working to improve their local parks seem to have discovered the Midas touch.  Working with the MyParkScotland initiative, each has launched a crowdfunding appeal to take forward their ideas and the money seems to be rolling in. From plans for a Pensioners Playpark to a Plants and Beasties Hunt in Burdiehouse, the evidence is that communities feel as passionately about their local green space as ever.

Greenspace Scotland

MyParkScotland is unique. We want to help people discover and support their local parks, but also provide a method of funding park improvements and longer term investments.

This website combines elements of project funding, for individuals and businesses to support parks and projects, with an investment strategy to develop longer-term sustainability and endowment funds.

MyParkScotland is Scotland’s only crowdfunding site specifically for parks and greenspaces. And the great thing about MyParkScotland is that you’re able to Gift Aid your donation and this ‘extra funding’ will go towards building an endowment fund for Scotland parks – helping to safeguard our national treasures for future generations.

See the seven parks that local groups have launched crowdfunding appeals for.