The Friends of Rowntree Park mainly raise money for maintenance and improvements in the park through the following methods:

  • Running community events
  • Membership scheme
  • Seeking grants

We would love to hear from any businesses/organisations/individuals who would like to donate money or resources to Rowntree Park. Please do get in touch to discuss this.

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Membership Scheme

We currently have around 900 that are members of Friends of Rowntree Park. They pay £5 a year. Not only does their membership money support our work, they also get monthly newsletters, discount/priority booking to events and 10% off in Rowntree Park Reading Cafe.

Grant Funding

Since 2017 we have managed to successfully achieve funding from Growing Green Spaces in York and Betty’s for gardening projects. We have some funding to help with mental health and wellbeing programmes (some linked to volunteering) from Micklegate Ward, Bendenden Health, Ways to Well Being, and Make it York. To develop the education and youth side we have funding from the Police Commissioners Fund for projects linked to Youth engagement. We are also grateful for monetary donations and also local organisations and individuals who donate plants and equipment


Community Events

Some of our events are totally free, others have a small charge. Any profit from events goes back into our work in the park. For the last couple of years, half our income as a charity comes from events. Thank you to all who support us this way by attending! We’d love to hear from anyone who’d like to run and event for us or in conjunction with us.


We always welcome new ideas on how to raise money for projects in the park. Get in touch!