MyParkScotland Themes for 2017
“great things happen when people come together”
For 2017 MyParkScotland will be launching project themes to support projects looking for funding through Scotland’s only greenspace crowdfunding platform.
The first four themes for 2017 will be
- Community Growing and Food –14 February to 20 March 2017 – Community Growing & Food Flyer (pdf)
- Play – 21 March to 17 April 2017 – Lets play flyer (pdf)
- Heritage/History – 26 April to 15 June 2017 – Heritage & History flyer (pdf)
- Get Active – 16 May to 23 June – Get Active flyer (pdf)
The idea of MyParkScotland themes is to focus project listing on a specific area of activity to help raise profile and increase coverage and donations to projects.
Listing projects under a MyParkScotland theme has a number of benefits
Listed with like minded projects will attract more visitors to your crowdfund and increase donation.
Working together as a theme means projects can be “stronger, louder and working together” to raise profile
Creating a movement around a theme will allow better promotion and increase press coverage both locally and nationally
MyParkScotland will offer support to groups listing as part of a MyParkScotland theme including developing marketing and promotion guidance, mentoring and training sessions.
Projects will also gain from all the benefits offered by listing through MyParkScotland including trustworthy donation platform, TEXT giving an opportunity for donors to Gift Aid their donation to build endowment funds for parks and greenspaces
Themes will allow projects from different parks and areas listed on the site at the same time and by working together gain more coverage and increase each projects ability to attract donations.
Projects under a particular theme can be big or small, the themes will work best if there are projects of varying sizes and outcomes so potential donors can find a project that meets with their interests.
Theme Dates and Ideas
Community Growing and Food – 14 February to 24 March 2017
The Community Growing and Food theme will promote the idea of community growing and supporting communities who may be looking at community growing for the first time. Projects could include funds to prepare land for growing, help community groups purchase tools and equipment or to put on a community growing event.
Previous successful projects include Mini Orchard for Hayburn Park, Glasgow and current live projects include Piggy Bank at Muiravonside Country Park, Falkirk.
Play – 21 March to 28 April 2017
Everyone needs to play no matter what their age!! This theme will promote projects relating to play in the park, these could include create new play areas, revamping current play areas or putting on natural play events.
Previous successful projects include Children’s Nature Trail at Starbank Park, Edinburgh and current live projects include Play Like a Roman at Kenneil Estate, Falkirk and PlayPark at Dunfermline Public Park, Fife.
Heritage/History – 25 April to 15 June 2017
Parks and greenspaces as well as the buildings within them provide a rich part of our history and heritage. This theme will showcase the heritage of our parks and greenspaces and the exciting projects going on to celebrate this. Projects can include works to restore historic buildings and events to mark the historical importance of parks.
Successful projects include the West Boathouse redevelopment at Glasgow Green, Glasgow and current live projects include the Monteath Mausoleum Restoration at Glasgow Necropolis, Glasgow.
Get Active – 16 May to 23 June
The Get Active theme is intended to promote the role of parks and greenspaces to promote health and wellbeing. Projects can range from health walks, path improvements, outdoor gym equipment to cycle racks.
Previous successful projects include Pensioners Playground in Inverleith Park, Edinburgh and current live projects include Kinneil Bike Trails at the Kinneil Estate, Falkirk.