Future Parks Accelerator
Birmingham is one of eight urban areas part of a unique multi-million-pound initiative formed jointly by the National Trust, National Lottery Heritage fund, and the Ministry for Communities, Housing and Local Government; designed to enhance and secure the future of the UK’s green spaces – The Future Parks Accelerator Programme.
The goal of our FPA programme – ‘Naturally Birmingham’, goes beyond simply funding and maintaining parks. The programme seeks to embed the value of green spaces across all areas of the Council and ensure that Birmingham’s substantial green infrastructure is well utilised, sustainable, and valued in the face of austerity. By testing a range of proposals across key themes, including finance; governance; volunteering; children’s; health and wellbeing; employment; and the built environment, we aim to generate valuable networks and learning that can be taken forward by the wider Council in the future to fundamentally shift the way we work to a more sustainable, inclusive model.Our FPA programme is complex and wide reaching, involving a huge variety of partners and stakeholders across the city.