The Lake District Foundation is working in partnership with Cumbria Tourism and the Lake District National Park Authority to deliver the Rethinking Parks Project, funded by Nesta.
A major survey has been launched across The Lake District to gauge opinion on a donation scheme using contactless technology instead of the traditional coin-slot collection boxes. The Partnership is asking for views on whether such a system would be beneficial to its fundraising efforts; what motivates people to give donations and what information they would like to see.
The idea is that people who wish to donate money for local projects can do so quickly and easily, even if they don’t have any coins on them. We are seeking to understand the kind of messages that should be used with the technology to maximise the intended effect.