People, places, potential… why we do what we do
Global vision, local delivery. Our projects, initiatives and main areas of activity.
Campaigns and ways you can support our work.
Connect to our regional and local Groundwork Trusts.
Find out the latest about how we're changing places and lives.
Further your career or help us make a difference.
How to contact our team nationally and around the country
Show your support for your urban green spaces:
Urban Oasis map:
Green space report:
"Before the park was created there was just concrete. We've
met so many people that we didn't know lived here ... so we've
built a community by having a park here where before we didn't
At Groundwork we’ve been passionate about greening up our
communities for three decades. We’re not alone – many of our
friends working for local authorities, voluntary and community
organisations or corporates feel exactly the same.
The Urban Oasis campaign was launched on Valentine's Day 2011 to
remind people to think about what going to the park, nipping down
the rec or walking in the woods means to them.
In Summer 2012 we joined up with the RHS and designer Chris Beardshaw to create
five Urban Oasis
gardens demonstrating the power of green spaces to change places
and change lives. You can find out more about the gardens
Tranquil haven, bustling central plaza, domesticated Serengeti,
irresistible playground, slice of the good life or a place to
perfect your kickflip with your mates – we all have an Urban Oasis
What you might not know is that they are also working hard
behind the scenes; acting as community hubs and training centres,
protecting us from floods and pollution, moderating the local
climate and boosting the local economy.
All the evidence points to the budget for these places getting
cut to ribbons over the next few years.