Catalysing investment in urban parks and greenspaces
Who We Are
PICNIC is the first social impact investment fund focused specifically on urban parks and green spaces.
Our vision is to unlock the potential in existing socially-minded organisations who are seeking to grow from park-based sites in order to foster community cohesion, environmental benefits, employment opportunities, health and well-being and myriad other outcomes.
What We Fund
PICNIC was established to provide patient, affordable and flexible funding to eligible organisations.
The £3.3m PICNIC fund provides loans of between £25,000 and £150,000 to eligible organisations, which can be supported by up to £30,000 in repayable grant funding.
PICNIC is supported by a leading group of organisations.
We form part of a pioneering partnership between Environmental Finance, the National Trust, and Access Foundation.
We are funded through the Big Lottery Fund and Big Society Capital.
How to Apply
PICNIC is currently accepting applications from eligible organisation.
If your organisation meets our eligibility criteria, we welcome you to apply.
Should you have any queries about your eligibility, or would like to discuss your funding needs with our team, please contact us through our contact page.