About Us

Fields in Trust is a national charity that operates throughout the UK to safeguard recreational spaces and campaign for better statutory protection for all kinds of outdoor sites.

Founded in 1925 as the National Playing Fields Association by King George V, their mission is the same now and as it was then: to ensure that everyone – young or old, able-bodied or disabled and wherever they live – should have access to free, local outdoor space for sport, play and recreation. These spaces are vital to building happy and healthy communities and sadly continue to be threatened by all kinds of development.


Press releases

Celebrating public parks and revaluing their contribution to community...

Celebrating public parks and revaluing their contribution to community health and wellbeing National Have a Field Day 8 th July... read more

Press Release • 05.07.2017 • By Fields in Trust

London Marathon Charitable Trust Launches first national funding programme

New Active Spaces partnership between The London Marathon Charitable Trust and Fields in Trust will protect open spaces and tackle physical... read more

Press Release • 22.05.2017 • By Fields in Trust

Manifesto for Public Parks launched by Fields in Trust

Call to re-value parks and recognise impact on community health and wellbeing National Have a Field Day 8 th July to... read more

Press Release • 08.05.2017 • By Fields in Trust

Innovative partnership secures recreational green space in a new housing...

UK wide charity, Fields in Trust, in partnership with HAB Housing, are marking an innovative collaboration which will secure recreational land in... read more

Press Release • 21.04.2017 • By Fields in Trust

Grange Park in Old Coulsdon dedicated as living legacy to mark World War...

Grange Park, in Old Coulsdon, is now protected forever by Croydon Council as a Centenary Field following a campaign by the Friends of Grange Park.... read more

Press Release • 20.04.2017 • By Fields in Trust

Celebrating Public Parks and revaluing their contribution to community...

National Have a Field Day 8 th July to demonstrate public support for parks Access to parks help people feel healthier... read more

Press Release • 27.03.2017 • By Fields in Trust

​National campaign saves Harpenden park from future development

National campaign saves Harpenden park from future development Recreation ground also receives £5k funding boost to improve community facilities... read more

Press Release • 20.02.2017 • By Fields in Trust

Housing White Paper: Fixing our broken housing market shouldn’t break...

Last week Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government, published the Government's Housing White Paper, " Fixing our broken... read more

Press Release • 13.02.2017 • By Fields in Trust

New Public Park improves community health and wellbeing

The creation of a new public park on derelict land in Newbold, Rugby has resulted in local residents feeling healthier, happier and becoming more... read more

Press Release • 13.02.2017 • By Fields in Trust

Fields in Trust launch new Green Space Guidance for Scotland and Wales

New benchmark guidelines for the design of spaces for outdoor sport and play have been published by Fields In Trust ‘ Guidance for Outdoor Sport... read more

Press Release • 31.01.2017 • By Fields in Trust

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