Upton Country Park gets National Lottery boost!

18 January, 2018

We are excited to announce that our Round One award has been granted. The £185,000 of National Lottery money, awarded jointly by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund, will allow us to develop a second round bid for up to £1.9 million to deliver our Discovery Project.

The next 18 months will involve pilot studies within the local community, public engagement activities, consultation, planning and design work, in addition to fundraising for the £30,000 of partnership funding needed prior to the Round Two submission. We will keep you updated on news, events and activities as the project develops.

Partnership funding has already been committed with a generous donation of £125,000 from the Friends of Upton Country Park and a further £170,000 secured through the Borough of Poole. The remaining £30,000 required will be raised through public events, sponsorship and corporate donations within the development stage.

Volunteers will play a key role in the development of the Discovery Project and there are a number of ways in which the local community can get involved; please see the information at our project pages for details, and join us at our Facebook page for updates as the project progresses.

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