Who are we?

The Friends of Ruskin Park have, since 1996, worked to ensure our park is well cared for and maintained, and has a planned and healthy future, preserving it for future generations.

Our work has expanded over the years to include organising various events and activities in the park, as well as working with others to raise funds for restoration and improvements.

In 2016 we became a registered charity. Public spending reductions means we must find new ways to care for the park. To do this we will work closely with Lambeth Council and anyone with an interest in the park. It is more important than ever that the Friends are supported by our members, donors, volunteers and the wider community.

How are we funded?

We get most our general income from membership fees, event income and donations. We receive no other general income from the Government, Lambeth Council or elsewhere.

We would be delighted if you would consider supporting us by becoming a member or making a one off or regular donation to the Friends.

We have, in the recent past, also received sponsorship from local businesses and grants from the Big Lottery Fund, the Heritage Lottery Fund, WREF and Lambeth Legacy Fund for specific pieces of work, projects and events in the park. We are extremely grateful to these sponsors and funders.

How are we governed?

Friends of Ruskin Park is a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO), charity number 1166358. We are governed by our constitution and accountable both to our members and to the Charity Commission.

Who are the trustees?

The trustees are elected at our AGM in September each year. We will have a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 11 trustees at any time. We are always looking for people to become involved in the running of the Friends, as trustees, volunteers or members of project teams. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more.