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London National Park City needs your support

In June 2019 over 260 organisations came together to support the launch of London National Park City – hundreds of individuals, organisations, and businesses all committed to collectively share the ambition, responsibility and power to deliver the goals set out in the Charter of the London National Park City.

The London National Park City will always be a unique cross-sector partnership of groups and organisations that want to help London’s residents and visitors to enjoy London’s great outdoors more, make the city greener, healthier and wilder and promote London’s identity as a National Park City.

We’re grateful for the support of groups of all shapes and sizes, from the early backing by the Mayor and Greater London Assembly, to our friends and peers in London-wide environmental organisations, Friends of Parks and local community groups, businesses and individuals.

The National Park City Foundation is an independent charity and we do not receive financial support from any level of government. 

Instead we’re entirely funded by individual donations from ordinary Londoners and businesses, along with income we secure from contract income, grants and foundations. So we really do rely on your support to make London greener, healthier and wilder.

Let’s work on this together

As a supporter of London National Park City, you’ll play your part in shaping and supporting our unique grassroots movement celebrating the amazing work of hundreds of organisations and individuals across London.

How we're funded

In 2023 we received a four year grant from the Reaching Communities programme of the National Lottery Community Fund providing essential core funding for our small staff team and operations.

In 2023 we received a generous donation from the Peter Bennett Foundation to support our core costs and development of our partnerships and strategy.

In 2024 we benefited from match-funding support to double donations through our crowdfunder in support of our first pop-up Visitors Centre. 

We’re grateful to the ongoing donations and support received from Right Thing Media and their clients who directly support our Ranger-led projects and contribute to our core costs.

In 2023 we received a significant in-kind donation of outdoor media from the JCDecaux Community Channel enabling us to celebrate 40 grassroots organisations on 100 digital billboards across London.

In 2022 and 2023 we received support from the King Baudouin Foundation in support of our Ranger-led programmes and activities.

In addition to the grants and donations above we have also received donations from Pentland Brands and the Mako Foundation, and contract income from Natural England for the Happier Outdoors Festival, and the GLA for public engagement with London’s Local Nature Recovery Strategy. We’re grateful to previous donors including the VF Foundation and Timberland for their early support of our Rangers programme.

Political Support for our 2019 Launch

CITY HALL AND THE MAYOR

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, signed the London National Park City Charter in July 2019 in City Hall, as part of celebrations for London’s new National Park City status with over 300 free events across the capital.

The National Park City Foundation collaborated with the Mayor of London’s Environment Team who funded the Festival coordination of more than 260 supporting partners and organisations.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

During our launch campaign in the run up to 2019 we received support from at least half of all councillors across London from all political parties and independents. 

Local neighbourhood support is an important part of making the London National Park City a success, so if you’re a Councillor or Officer and would like to find out more about how to get involved with the London National Park City in your area please get in touch.

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