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State of UK Public Parks II Research

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National Heritage Memorial Fund/ Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF ) would now like to procure the service provider that will provide a second State of UK Public Parks report to:

• provide a comparative update on the data published in the July 2014 report,

• provide real life case studies to illustrate negative and positive examples of the way funding and changes to management is impacting upon parks, people and local communities,

• report on progress in achieving the actions identified in our first report and where relevant propose new actions,

• provide an updated evidence base that can be used as an evidence base by HLF and a wide range of organisations interested in promoting the values of public parks.

HLF expect the research to begin 26 Feb 2016 and be completed by 8 July 2016. The final report shall be submitted to HLF by 8 July 2016.

Deadline for proposals: 12 February

Funding available: £50,000

For more information, please contact


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