Bournemouth Parks Foundation
Bournemouth Parks Foundation (BPF) was the first charity of its kind to be established in the UK and is regarded as a national innovator within the parks sector. It exists to raise funds and awareness to support Bournemouth's parks, gardens and open spaces for now and future generations.
Examples of its work include a campaign to fundraise for a new aviary in Bournemouth Gardens, the installation of a heron camera at Hengistbury Head, and the Parks in Mind project, which provides enjoyable nature conservation and other outdoor activities to benefit the community’s health and wellbeing.
The Parks Foundation have been busy consulting with various stakeholders about how the charity should evolve and grow. This feedback will be presented back to the Foundation's Board of Trustees for their consideration. Earlier this year the Foundation also appointed a fundraising manager, who has been working on developing a Fundraising Strategy and has been busy applying for grants while also delivery a campaign to reach the aviary’s final fundraising target. The Foundation were also part of the national FPA cohort's fundraising campaign earlier this year; this saw them raise money to do more for nature and help introduce more wildflower meadows across the conurbation.
BPF continue to develop their fundraising strategy and are currently trialling the use of Tap to Give contactless technology at two donation points in Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens (at the aviary and near The Pavilion) and a third located near the Visitor Centre at Hengistbury Head.
For further information or to donate online, please visit the Bournemouth Parks Foundation website.