The Green Flag Award itself is for public-run open spaces, but the same scheme runs an award for community/charity-run public spaces, such as Millennium Greens and Doorstep Greens called the Green Pennant Award. This scheme, started in 2002, has adapted the criteria for voluntary organisations.
Sites for a Green Pennant Award are judged against eight key criteria: W
Fields in Trust, British charity which aims to protect and promote open spaces for sports and recreation in British cities and towns. W
Green Flag Award, benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the United Kingdom. The scheme is owned by the Government through the Department for Communities and Local Government, though it is managed by other agents under contract. W
Open Spaces Society, campaign group that works to protect public rights of way and open spaces in the United Kingdom, such as common land and village greens. It is Britain's oldest national conservation body and a registered charity. W
Natural England, non-departmental public body of the UK government responsible for ensuring that England's natural environment, including its land, flora and fauna, freshwater and marine environments, geology and soils, are protected and improved. It also has a responsibility to help people enjoy, understand and access the natural environment. W