Park professionals offer feedback on funding website

Greenspace Scotland has attracted 100 responses in a week to a survey asking for views on a "one-stop information shop" parks funding and promotion website.

The MyParkScotland survey request went out to 2,000 subscribers to Greenspace Scotland's newsletter and was completed by 300.

Chief executive Julie Procter said: "We're really pleased at the response - the company we were working with were astonished."

One of 11 UK trailblazers funded through the £1m Rethinking Parks programme, MyParkScotland is developing a web-based platform that combines a crowdfunding technique to raise money with an investment strategy to develop trusts and endowment funds. The project will raise maintenance funding for a decade.

It will also be a "one-stop information shop" for park users to find and share information about green spaces and events, Procter explained. MyParkScotland won a £100,000 grant and is the only trailblazer in Scotland and the only one to cover multiple areas.

"We think it's really important to link the two sides," said Procter. "People are more likely to donate if they've just had a good day down at the park."


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