Where general funds have been raised by Parks Alive for the eight parks and green spaces, the Foundation will decide how the money is to be distributed.

The Foundation will ensure that no park is favoured over another and that funding is distributed fairly and in accordance with our investment plans.

Money raised by park-specific groups, such as ‘Friends groups’, will be used for the park it was intended for.

The Foundation will not interfere in any fundraising activities of ‘Friends of’ groups – they will be able to continue raising and spending funds as they always have. However, this is an opportunity for groups to work in partnership with the Foundation, to maximise fundraising opportunities.

The Foundation aims to support community and ‘Friends of’ groups and to work in partnership with them to help them improve visitor numbers, enhance activities and facilities, and raise additional funds.