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About Groundwork

The community charity with a green heart

We're passionate about creating a future where everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and where everyone can reach their potential.

We help people to carry out thousands of projects each year across the UK. Tackling climate change by helping people out of fuel poverty. Bringing out the best in young people by helping them to improve their local area. Building stronger communities by improving green space. Getting people back into work by creating green jobs.

By bringing people and the environment together with practical local action, we have an impact that is greater than the sum of its parts.

With your help we can do even more.

What we do

The most effective and lasting solutions are usually created at the local level in partneship with local people and organisations. This means that the mix of activities we carry out will vary from place to place to meet the specific needs of that community.

More often than not this activity will focus on one or more of our three main areas of work:

Find out more about what we do:

Creating better greener places

Places that are greener, cleaner and safer are healthier, happier and bring people together.

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Improving people's prospects

We help people into work through training and experience and support young people to help them to reach their potential.

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Greener living and working

From fighting fuel poverty through energy efficiency to helping businesses cut waste, we're creating a greener future.

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Our 2020 pledges

By 2020 Groundwork has pledged to improve people's prospects, create better places and promote greener living and working

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Project showcase

Groundwork works with communities to make thousands of projects a reality every year. Here's just a taste.

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Groundwork was established over three decades ago as a radical experiment to bring together communities, businesses and government.

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My Groundwork story

Hear stories about places and lives that we have changed for the better.

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Major Projects

Learn more about our major projects and partnerships.

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