Hectares

Funding Opportunities


General Income Generation

Parks and open spaces can generate income through charging entry fees and by requesting donations from visitors.

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Events

Parks and opens spaces have the potential to host a multitude of different events. These can include festivals, concerts, weddings, exhibitions, sports events, community fairs, farmers market, educational talks and activities, and business functions

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Advertising

Advertising is one of the most common ways businesses market their goods and services. Adverts appear on television, in newspapers and magazines and on billboards

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Sponsorship

Sponsorship is a very popular way of generating income. Many sectors benefit from sponsorship including sports, the media and fashion.

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Concessions

A concession is an agreement which allows an external organisation to promote and sell goods and services on your site. Ideas for concessions can come from the site itself or from proposals by external organisations.

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Direct Commercial Activities

Direct commercial activities are the provision of goods and services in-house on site. The decision to provide goods and services in-house is usually because higher profits can be generated.

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Agricultural Income

Parks and open spaces can generate ‘agricultural income.’ However, this doesn’t mean having to convert the park into a fully working farm!

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Renewable Energy

Renewable energy can be an effective way of making your site more sustainable, helping the environment and generating additional income.

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Asset Realisation

Asset realisation is the sale of assets such as land and buildings to generate a one-off income. The land is likely to be peripheral to the core function of the site.

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Rents

A park can generate income by renting out parts of the site to other users. This can include renting out buildings and land. It can be common to rent out a building or part of a site as a concession.

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Statutory Environmental Funding Opportunity

Statutory Environmental Funding

Statutory environmental (or agri-environment) funding incentivises landowners to sustainably manage their environment.

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Ecosystem Services

Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) are payments to land owners to undertake actions that increase the levels of desired ecosystem services. Environmental Stewardship schemes are a type of PES.

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Biodiversity Offsetting

Biodiversity offsetting is a way of providing biodiversity benefits in compensation for losses. It identifies the wildlife value of the land that is going to be impacted by development and ensures another area with the same or better environmental value is created

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