About the project



Wild Place, Your Space was a three year project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and delivered in partnership between by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

Key Aims

The Lee Valley Regional Park stretches through and is located close to some of the country’s most deprived areas and communities. The Wild Place, Your Space project has reached out to over 40,000 people from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds, giving them a chance to explore nature and access the open spaces and nature reserves in the Lee Valley Park.  

The project was created to find new ways to engage and involve people from communities who are traditionally under-represented in the Lee Valley Park, identified as the following:
  • Children and young people.
  • Young people at risk of social exclusion.
  • Young people not in employment, education or training.
  • Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee communities.
  • Disabled people and their carers.
  • Families on low incomes. 
  • People with limited access to green space.

The project was delivered between 2010 - 2013 and engaged over 43,401 people across six London boroughs, including:

  • Enfield,
  • Haringey,
  • Hackney,
  • Waltham Forest,
  • Newham
  • Tower Hamlets. 

The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Biffaward.

 

 

     

         

           

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