Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST) is a charity supporting and inspiring local communities to improve, create and enjoy the parks and open spaces in northwest Southwark, London, England. This area has few parks and open spaces and BOST works to make sure that they meet the needs of local communities.
BOST supports and services nine park and open space groups to carry out consultation, fundraise and oversee improvements. BOST has supported residents with choosing new play equipment, designing and creating new garden areas, making access improvements and re-landscaping.
BOST runs community gardening clubs, awards small grants for local gardening projects and organises celebratory events in the parks. BOST has set up a community garden resource centre with a pond, raised beds and greenhouse and also provides informal horticultural training and gardening experience in the local parks.
The organisation is supported by a number of the notable major local and national charitable foundations serving the region, and several of the major London Livery Companies. It has projects in cooperation with the Tate Modern and other London organisations.
- City Bridge Trust
- EDF Energy
- Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths Charities
- Heritage Lottery Fund
- UK Home Office
- Living Spaces
- London Borough of Southwark
- Worshipful Company of Mercers
- Metropolitan Public Gardens Association
- Nationwide Foundation
- Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature
- organisation home page
- Bankside Open Spaces Trust, Registered Charity no. 1085454 at the Charity Commission