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Green Space Diversity, Inclusion & Participati...

City, Bristol, United Kingdom, Permanent

Posted: 3 days ago


Your Park Bristol & Bath is a young charity responsible for increasing access to and engagement with Bristol and Bath parks and green spaces. Addressing inequalities and supporting disadvantaged groups is key to our strategy. However, to truly address the deep-rooted inequities and understand if our green spaces are welcoming to all, we need the time and space to undertake a thorough review of our early work and approach, consult strategically and build on our existing partnerships with community organisations.

Our early pilot projects have demonstrated there is desire for underrepresented communities to access their park if supported to do so. This is reflected in Groundwork's May 2021 report 'Out of Bounds' which found 'a clear appetite for inclusion and nature connection among groups that currently experience barriers to spending time in urban, green, and blue spaces.' These groups need support to overcome barriers experienced due to religion, race, age, disability, gender and LGBTQI+ identity.

Funded by Quartet Community Foundation’s Resilience Fund, your review and consultations with stakeholders and others will help us take stock and will inform our future direction. You will help us define how we will reach a more diverse range of communities to support them to realise the associated benefits of regular access to green spaces and nature, close to home.

You will:

Review the latest research on inequities in parks and green spaces - Review and evaluate our projects and approach
Hold conversations with local, national and international (Canada & USA) projects to find best practice
Consult with existing park volunteers and users
Build on existing partnerships and develop new strategic partners with key local organisations
Identify and work with 4 partners supporting our target audiences to understand local barriers, issues and motivations
Work with the Councils to make recommendations that ensure social equity is at the forefront of policy and practice and embedded in community consultation.
Identify specific steps we can take with our target communities to enable us to act on what the research tells us.
Develop a recommendations report supported by an activity and resource plan for the next 3-years
Develop an impact reporting framework
Report to our funders, Quartet Community Foundation, at the end of the project

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Sun, 22 Aug 2021 19:00:00 EST
City, Bristol, United Kingdom