2 July 2021
Vara welcomes National Lottery Funding for Nene Park Trust

Shailesh Vara MP has welcomed the news that Nene Park Trust has been awarded £1,965,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, for its ‘Your Community Greenspace project’ in Peterborough.

The 5 year project will include improved infrastructure, new events as well as community projects which will bring together the multi-cultural communities within Peterborough, and will make Ferry Meadows an inclusive community hub. Furthermore, it will also work on connecting people with nature and the outdoors which will help to improve people’s mental and physical health and well-being.

Included in the projects will be activities for 14-18 year olds, sensory walks and companion walks for the isolated, craft workshops and tree planting with the Sikh community.

Following the announcement, Mr Vara said:

“I am very pleased that Nene Park Trust has been awarded this generous amount by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to help empower and engage our communities and build on making Ferry Meadows an inclusive community hub.

“We are very fortunate to have such a diverse range of cultures within our community and the Community Greenspace project will help to bring those communities together and enhance the existing facilities that are already available at Ferry Meadows.”