Case studies – Publications – Research
Here you will find links to useful studies, publications and research that offer best-practice guides and information for parks practitioners and policy makers. Check back regularly for new links and resources.
Future Parks Accelerator
Case Study and Evaluation Summary Report
The Future Parks Accelerator is a national programme that aims to help local authorities achieve financial sustainability so that communities can continue to benefit from them for generations to come.
The Summary Evaluation report and the City of Nature Alliance Case Study for Birmingham will make useful reading for other local authorities and organisations.
Skills and Competencies Report 2022
Data from our survey has been compilied into a framework to enable MPF to plan and deliver learning opportunities based on members needs. MPF Skills and Competency Framework Report FINAL v1
Visitor Counter Guidance
Our guide to using visitor counters has been created by CFP. Access the Visitor Counter Guidance
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Fields in Trust
The Fields in Trust Knowledge Base<span “> provides a self-service online library of information to support landowners, managing agents, Friends of Parks groups and park users maintain their parks and green spaces.
The State of UK Parks Report 2021
As part of our National Lottery Heritage Funding, we have worked in partnership with six Midlands Parks organisations to produce Case Studies. Midlands Parks Forum Case Studies We hope you will enjoy the wide range of learning.
Midlands Heritage Research
As part of our National Lottery Heritage Funding, we have used a range of secondary data to produce an analysis of funding received in the East and West Midlands. This research provides a unique insight into how lottery funding has benefited the East and West Midlands, and highlights where future opportunities would benefit the community. Midlands Parks Forum Research 2021
National Lottery Heritage Funding Evaluation
Our NLHF project ends in June 2021. Our evaluation of the project will be accessible here when the project has been finalised.
State of UK Parks Research
The original State of UK Parks research was carried out in 2016. APSE and CFP are currently surveying Parks Managers to produce an update on the current situation. This will be accessible here when published.
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