greenspaces are ...

creative spaces

inspirational spaces encouraging
creativity in an outdoor setting

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greenspaces are ...

breathing spaces

oasis of calm amidst city
bustle, a place to unwind

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greenspaces are ...

celebration spaces

gathering places where people come
together for events and activities

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greenspaces are ...

growing spaces

productive places that nourish
and sustain communities and individuals

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greenspaces are ...

healthy spaces

inviting places which
encourage us to get active

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greenspaces are ...

learning spaces

natural grounds for lifelong learning

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greenspaces are ...

living spaces

attractive spaces on our doorsteps

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greenspaces are ...

meeting spaces

communal places encouraging
communities to come together

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greenspaces are ...

play spaces

safe places where children
can adventure and explore

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greenspaces are ...

purposeless spaces

it could be more than
a boring green desert

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stalled spaces

meanwhile greenspaces instead
of derelict eyesores?

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greenspaces are ...

wild spaces

informal places that welcome
nature back to our cities

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greenspaces are ...

working spaces

attractive places where
people want to live and work

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greenspaces are ...

your space

the greenspace on your doorstep
how will you get involved?

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greenspaces are ...

wasted spaces

use your imagination...
this could be a community garden,
a play space ...

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greenspace scotland is an active partner in the Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage (RSH) partnership  - delivering a four year programme aimed at helping Scotland’s heritage sector (including natural heritage & greenspace) develop long-term financial security.

There are a wealth of new training courses available on the website. The website also a hub of ideas, inspiration and practical advice to help you to maximize results from your fundraising.

"Attending the Make it Happen, In Focus: Case for Support and Planning to Progress courses run by Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage have enabled us to become aware of the funding needs of groups of varying sizes, resources and goals. This has increased our confidence and improved our effectiveness, which has already helped us secure funding from a number of sources."
Dr Jeff Sanders, Project Manager for ‘Dig It! 2015’

“I've been to some training in the past but nothing has touched the quality of what you guys have been delivering.”
Shiona MacPhail, Development Manager, Friends of Possilpark Greenspace

Shiona MacPhail, Development Manager, Friends of Possilpark Greenspace, has been to a range of the courses. See what difference this has made to the organisation below

The main courses we offer are Make it happen a one-day course to raise awareness of the various funding sources available to heritage organisations and projects. Planning to progress a one-day course that provides you with an understanding of the significance and usefulness of a fundraising strategy and 'In focus' sessions - half-day sessions focusing on one particular topic within fundraising. Book your training course here

This year we will also be piloting evening courses, fundraising "get-togethers" and "networking meets"

To keep up to date with all that RSH has to offer like us on facebook or follow us on twitter

Find out about the story so far here 


Resourcing Scotland's Heritage - background

RSH is a sector-wide partnership led by Arts & Business Scotland with Archaeology Scotland, Built Environment Forum Scotland, greenspace scotland and Museums Galleries Scotland is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Catalyst scheme and will deliver a programme of accessible training courses, inspirational expert led events, networking opportunities and information and resources online.

This is the first time organisations from across the heritage sector have come together to deliver a coordinated programme of support and capacity building. RSH is open to all staff, volunteers and trustees within the heritage sector including: projects in green spaces and urban environments; historical buildings and environment; archaeology; museums, galleries and other heritage venues; and voluntary and community groups working within heritage.  

The programme wants to:

  • assist heritage organisations to realise their potential
  • support staff and volunteers to develop new skills
  • establish networks for sharing and discussion
  • develop the sustainability of heritage across Scotland