The Challenge will benefit current and future generations as a legacy to the landmark occasion of the 2012 Jubilee.

In 2011 The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry made its first grant in support of the Challenge to enable Fields in Trust to create an online toolkit for local communities to nominate sites to protect in their local areas. The grant also covers the costs of protecting the first five sites and then the 500th, 1000th, 1500th and 2012th fields to inspire others to support.

In addition, the Foundation has helped secure a £1million donation from the London Marathon Charitable Trust to protect fields in London and provide vital improvement grants on protected sites.