An annual celebration by Bromley Council praised the work of local community groups who have helped to raise £337,000 to improve parks and open spaces in the past year. These groups include Friends of Parks organisations, Allotment Associations, and Delegated Sports Managers.
The groups worked alongside Bromley Council and their green space contractor, The Landscape Group, to secure a number of grants for green spaces in the borough. The groups are supported in their fundraising work by the Parks and Greenspace Fundraising Team.
The groups raised funds from a range of sources, including grants, donations, sponsorship, and in-kind services. Those taking part in the event included the Friends of South Hill Woods and Southlands Allotment Association. Both of these groups helped to deliver a “Caring for Casualties” grant that came through the Heritage Lottery Fund as a way of showcasing those who cared for others during the First World War.
A panel discussion was held as part of the event, giving those in attendance the opportunity to question other fundraisers, share best practices, and generate new ideas.
If you would like information on joining an Allotment Association or Friends Group, you can call the Landscape Helpdesk on 0300 303 8658 or visit the council’s Parks and Open Spaces website.
Are you part of an Allotment Association or Friends Group? What do you enjoy most about the volunteering work? Do you the council could do more to support you?