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About us

Our vision is to see a society of sustainable communities which are vibrant, healthy and safe, which respect the local and global environment and where individuals and enterprise prosper.

We’re passionate about changing places and changing lives and we won’t stop working until everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and everyone can reach their potential.

That’s why we’ve worked for over 25 years where we’re needed most – on the ground in communities across Leeds, Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees, delivering hundreds of projects each year. 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 spaces.

The Groundwork approach remains the same now as we when we first rolled up our sleeves in the 1980s:

  • Start local 
  • Put the right tools in people’s hands
  • Engage with everyone who has a stake in a place
  • Address as many issues as possible with the same investment