Groundwork is a national charity that works with communities across the UK supporting them to create better places, live and work in a greener, more sustainable way and to improve their economic prospects.
The next five years will present huge challenges for society. As the economy recovers, continued reductions in public spending mean there is a risk of greater social inequality and greater geographic disparity. With the development of a new strategy: Groundwork 2020, our ambition is to build our visibility, our reputation and our resource base so that we can be a significant, radical, national force for driving change in attitudes, behaviours, places and prospects in the local communities that need it most.
By 2020 Groundwork will:
IMPROVE PEOPLE'S PROSPECTS: By 2020 we will support 15,000 people into training or employment by increasing the confidence, skills, well-being and employability of those furthest removed from the labour market, in particular young people.
CREATE BETTER PLACES: By 2020 we will improve 2,500 public open spaces through working closely with communities, and public and private sector partners to create greener, safer and healthier neighbourhoods.
PROMOTE GREENER LIVING AND WORKING: By 2020 we will support 100,000 people to reduce their energy and water use, by educating people about their use of household resources, their environmental impact and how to reduce these.
At Groundwork London we also set ourselves tough targets each year to keep on reducing our own environmental impact, which can be seen in our Environmental Policy 2015/16. To view our annual accounts please visit The Charity Commission's website.