Date: 14.01.2014 11:00am - 16:00pm
Location: Timber Lodge, Honor Lea Avenue, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 3BB
Join us for a workshop to find out about the Rethinking Parks programme - a £1million fund from Nesta, the Big Lottery Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund to support new business models for public parks. Grants of up to £100k will be available for parks innovators, so come and discuss your ideas with us and find out how to apply.
The event will:
- Introduce why innovation in parks is needed now and discuss some of the best park’s innovations from around the globe
- Provide you with more detail about the Rethinking Parks programme and how to apply for funding to trial your parks innovation
- Provide a space to discuss and develop your own ideas for parks innovations, get input from Nesta, HLF and Big Lottery Fund, and pick up some new skills in different innovation methods to help bring your idea to life.
The event will be hosted by senior leaders from Nesta, Big Lottery Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
If you're interested in applying for the fund, finding out more about innovating to ensure our public parks thrive or networking with others it would be great to meet you.
10:45 - 11 Arrive & registration
11: 00 Welcome and context setting: Why innovation in parks is needed:
Get inspired: Hear from some of the UK’s current parks innovators
13.00 Lunch and networking
14.00 Your ideas: Interactive session to develop your ideas for parks innovations, through a number of different innovation methods and input from the programme partners
How to apply: Details of the next steps, how to apply for funds and a chance for questions
You can register for this event up until Friday 10 January.
Full details about the programme can be found at www.nesta.org.uk/rethinkingparks
Got a question? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nesta is the UK's innovation foundation. We help people and organisations bring great ideas to life. We do this by providing investments and grants and mobilising research, networks and skills. We are an independent charity and our work is enabled by an endowment from the National Lottery. Nesta is a registered charity in England and Wales 1144091 and Scotland SC042833. For more information, please visit: http://www.nesta.org.uk/about-us