A Wigan park is set to receive a cash injection of £900k through a National Lottery funded project, ‘Future Proof Parks’, to engage friends of park groups with young people in an innovative bid to protect local heritage parks in the region.
Amberswood will receive a cash injection to both preserve and promote the local park history to ensure that the park can be enjoyed by local communities for many more years to come.
Future Proof Parks aims to inspire young people’s involvement with local parks and support friends of groups to engage and work with young people, in order to share ideas and combine the talents of established friends of park groups, with the passion and skills of young volunteers. Parks across the UK will benefit from the funding.
The three-year programme has been awarded funding through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Kick the Dust programme, which aims to enable more young people to be involved in the UK’s heritage.
The project is led by Groundwork, alongside Fields in Trust and National Youth Agency.