Green space charity shortlisted for the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards

14th March 2016

A national land management charity with a strong track record of transforming derelict land into thriving public spaces has been recognised for its innovative solutions-focused financial approach, earning a coveted place on the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards shortlist.

The Land Trust has been using its sustainable financial model to create and manage country parks, nature reserves and woodlands for long term social benefit since 2004.

During that time it has acquired over 5,000 acres of land spanning 60 sites – equivalent to three times the size of Gibraltar.

In securing investment, the Land Trust has stringently managed the finances for long term benefit, as well as attracting additional funding for further improvements and enhancements.

This has enabled the charity and its partners to engage with over 200,000 local people through educational, health and community related activities, contributing towards creating a sense of community, improving people’s health and wellbeing, enhancing the environment and giving people confidence to find employment.

This approach has helped the Land Trust secure a position on the shortlist of the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards’ Finance for Good category.

The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2016 ceremony will take place on 26th May in London where winners will be announced. The Finance for Good category is for organisations that have shown leadership by developing financial models or tools that produce social, environmental and business benefits.

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A rainbow over the river Thames and The Land Trust's site, Greenwich Ecology Park. Copyright Sally Thorburn


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