Crystal Palace Park Community Projects Fund
The Crystal Palace Park Community Projects Fund is now closed and all available funds have been awarded.
The fund was active between April 2015 and September 2017 and awarded £240k over 8 rounds to 32 organisations delivering projects in Crystal Palace Park. The total value of the projects delivered was over £824k.
The overarching aims of the fund were to:
- Increase the number of people using Crystal Palace Park and
- Enhance the Park users experience
The Community Projects Fund (CPF) has substantially increased the number of people using Crystal Palace Park. We estimate more than 35,000 people have participated in the projects funded (to date). As a result of the plethora of projects, activities and events delivered, the park users experience has been significantly enhanced.
Grants were given to deliver significant sporting, health and well-being activity, including projects targeting older and younger people, and those with additional needs. There was a high level of participation, with people who had not used Crystal Palace Park before becoming engaged as a result of their involvement in particular projects.
Other projects, such as those concerned with conservation and the arts attracted large numbers because they were accessible to more people (The Friends of Crystal Palace Subway) or engaged more people because of the method of delivery (Build Your Worlds).
Projects such as the Overground Festival brought huge numbers of new people into the Park and others, such as Crystal Palace Fun Runners, created significant improvements in terms of wayfaring, securing the park as a venue for Park Run and other events, again involving large numbers.