We run campaigns to raise funds for vital projects at our parks and nature reserves across the country.

You can help us to support communities and wildlife by supporting our appeals.

Find out about our projects to improve our parks and nature reserves for the benefit of people and wildlife. With your help, we can:

  • Offer educational activities for children, adults and families
  • Improve habitats for wildlife
  • Provide opportunities for employment
  • Improve health and wellbeing for local people
  • Bring communities together

See the latest campaigns below and how you can get involved…

Greenwich Outdoor Classroom Appeal

We are fundraising for a fabulous educational space to inspire children and adults about wildlife, conservation, the environment - connecting them with nature and the outdoors!

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This space will help us deliver even more exciting and fun activities and be used to deliver environmental workshops, conservation skills training, offer volunteering opportunities and teacher training courses.

Fun activities already include pond dipping, moth trapping, wildlife walks, urban park ranger volunteer training, but this outdoor classroom will enable us to do even more!

As we are currently at full capacity, this outdoor classroom will mean we can free up our current small visitor centre building, so we can use it as a Visitor Centre and eventually a cafe too.

This means we can attract even more visitors to Greenwich Ecology Park, engage even more people with wildlife and the outdoors and be able to offer people a fantastic experience on our urban oasis!

What we will do

  • Build an outdoor classroom
  • Provide healthy activities during school holidays
  • Offer free adult environmental education
  • Offer environmental education to schools
  • Attract even more visitors to this urban oasis
  • Connect people with nature
  • Offer hands-on activities to visitors of all ages

Why it is a great idea

We already have so much support and interest at Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park and it already plays a key role in the local community, being a hub for the community, providing opportunities for volunteers and offering educational opportunities.

By having a dedicated education and training facility, Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park will be able to offer even more opportunities for children, young people and adults to get back to nature, learn more about the environment in an urban setting and this all helps to increase social and health benefits and work experience.

Anyone donating to this project will be able to see it in action by visiting Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park. This outdoor classroom will be accessible for all, play a vital part in providing education about wildlife, the importance of urban wildlife centres and will be a great example of real sustainability in cities, showing what can be done to improve urban life, for people and wildlife.

How we will get it done

  • By telling the many people who already visit Greenwich Ecology Park
  • Sharing this vision with visitors, local communities and beyond
  • Working with partners, including The Conservation Volunteers and the Friends of Greenwich Ecology Park
  • Creating an exciting display at the Ecology Park’s visitor centre

This classroom will

  • Accommodate up to 30 people
  • Be constructed sensitively with respects to the surrounding wildlife
  • Complement its natural surroundings and provide further invertebrate habitats
  • Be self-sufficient and as carbon neutral as possible
  • Provide its own electricity and heating through renewable and low energy technologies

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Discovering Bromborough; Interpreting the past Appeal

We are fundraising to enhance the visitor facilities at Port Sunlight River Park and provide a heritage visitors centre to sustain and encourage engagement with the area’s history to create a legacy.

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Discovering Bromborough; Interpreting the past is a new project from national land management charity the Land Trust, managing partners Autism Together and Chester based community interest company Big Heritage and which aims to enhance the visitor facilities at Port Sunlight River Park whilst connecting two distinct sites, Port Sunlight River Park and Bromborough Court House. This project will build on two previous successful Heritage Lottery Funded projects, Discovering Bromborough 1 and 2 delivered by Big Heritage with the support of the Land Trust throughout 2013-2015.

Bromborough is an area rich in heritage and the site of Port Sunlight River Park covers a wealth of historic events and social and industrial history that have been responsible for creating Bromborough as it exists today, but despite this, very little detail is understood about the medieval period in this part of the Wirral.

The project will involve:

  • the creation of a series of pathways which will allow visitors to explore large areas of Eastern Wirral on foot or by bike, connecting the archaeological heritage of the Old Court House site and the industrial and social heritage of Bromborough and the former Dock.
  • The refurbishment of an existing building at Port Sunlight River Park to create a free to visit and much needed community heritage space, enhancing and supplementing the benefits already delivered on the River Park and creating a multi-function, flexible activity space, including exhibitions relating to the Old Court House and archaeological finds and displays and interpretation that will explore the heritage of the area, from prehistory to the modern past.
  • Project partners Big Heritage will provide a host of activities that explore the cultural and natural heritage of the area through archaeological excavation, community curation projects, Heritage talks, activities, educational sessions, heritage based trails and more.
  • A new Education Officer will provide a range of activities and project based learning for local individuals, organisations and communities as well as basic facilities for visitors.
  • The Centre will be used as a Heritage Hub to both deliver the project and sustain a long term legacy and engagement with the area’s history.

The site is already a well-used community space but it could offer so much more to with your support – head over to our Just Giving or our Facebook page to add your support now!

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