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Edinburgh wins nearly £900,000 in funding for greenspaces

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Edinburgh wins nearly £900,000 in funding for greenspaces

Edinburgh has been announced as one of eight urban areas to a share in £11m of new funding for parks and greenspaces.

The new Future Parks fund, launched by the National Trust and National Heritage Lottery Fund, with support from the UK government, aims to support sustainable management of parks and open spaces.

Winning funding alongside Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cambridgeshire, Islington and Camden and Nottingham and Plymouth, Edinburgh was the only Scottish city to be successful, with an award of £899,500.

With the National Trust for Scotland providing support, the funding will be used to create a 30-year strategy for the city’s parks and greenspaces.

Stuart Brooks, head of conservation and policy at the National Trust for Scotland, said: “Edinburgh has a wealth of cultural and natural heritage within its parks and greenspaces which benefit everyone. Future Parks will secure and expand these benefits through a partnership that shares a positive vision for places and people.”

“This is why we are so delighted to play our part in this far-sighted initiative and we commend Edinburgh’s foresight and ambition.  Re-thinking our parks and the role they play in our lives is vital to the sustainable future and liveability of cities.”

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