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Changing places, changing lives - one green step at a time

Big global issues – the economy, the environment – have a big local impact. We work across the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face.

Welcome to Groundwork West Midlands


  • Charlotte's Story

    Charlotte's journey with Groundwork West Midlands has been nothing short of amazing. She has overcome her anxiety and depression towards employment and now aspirations to progress into long term employment!

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  • New programme to help young people across Coventry and Warwickshire 'Progress'

    Environmental charity, Groundwork has been awarded £2.81million to launch a launching a brand new programme of coaching and support to provide young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) across Coventry and Warwickshire access training and employment opportunities.

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  • Aisha's story

    "Groundwork West Midlands believed in my potential, when no one else did, which increased my confidence. I suffered from chronic back pain & thought my dyslexia would stop me from getting a good job. Groundwork West Mids put me on a 6 weeks media course and now I am a part time bar/events manager"

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  • Chris celebrates 15 years with Groundwork West Midlands

    Chris Leech has dedicated 15 years to working for Groundwork West Midlands. His contribution, dedicated and passion for our work has not gone unnoticed, thank you Chris for being such an amazing part of the Groundwork West Mid's family!

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  • Over 1.5 billion carrier bags saved by Tesco customers

    Tesco has revealed over 1.5 billion single-use carrier bags have been saved by Tesco customers in England since the introduction of the Government bag charge a year ago.

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  • Ageing Better in Birmingham

    Groundwork West Midlands will be leading on the Every Step of the Way strand of Ageing Better in Birmingham, supporting the Experts by Experience, a group of older adults from across the hubs who themselves have experienced social isolation.

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  • Groundwork West Midlands to deliver innovative NCS pathfinder programme this autumn

    Do you know or work with 16-17 year old young people who would benefit from a life changing experience this October? Groundwork West Midlands are one of the successful charities who will be delivering the NCS programme this October.

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  • £1k, £3k & £5k available to help your local community grow.

    Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag levy in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK. The projects must meet the criteria of promoting community participation in the development and use of outdoor spaces. Bags of Help is administered by Groundwork and supported in Scotland by greenspace scotland.

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  • Stacey's Story

    "The support I have received from Groundwork West Midlands is amazing, the staff are so friendly and helpful. it’s real team work. They have helped me build my confidence up again"

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  • Cook and Eat Well programme opens it's doors to the homeless

    Our Cook and Eat Well programme in Stoke-on-Trent provided the opportunity for people currently staying at hostels, with a greater sense of awareness around healthy eating, improved cooking skills and meal suggestions in readiness for when they eventually moved towards finding their own independence.

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  • Let Groundwork West Midlands be your Charity of Choice

    They did it! A 10K Wolf Run through some serious wet muddy terrain, they charged through army like obstacles, they swam through a lake AND raised over £500 on behalf of Groundwork West Mids. We are lucky to have true green leaders around us! You too can support Groundwork West Midlands today...

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  • Groundwork West Mids are Callisto Integration's charity of choice

    Groundwork West Midlands have been selected by Callisto Integration employees as their charity of choice.

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  • From Bare to Beautiful

    As part of our Active Neighbourhoods project in Birmingham; local residents wanted to make their area in Alum Rock more useful and attractive in the form of a garden. So that is exactly what we did for them! #LoveYourGreenSpace

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  • Love Your Green Space

    Our ‘green infrastructure’ is as vital to our quality of life as our transport, power or digital networks. Research has found that the act of gardening can fulfill every essential human need across four the existential states of being, doing, having and interacting.

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  • Groundwork West Midlands supply funding to recycle food waste

    Groundwork, West Midlands have supplied the funding for two small composters which will be fed a mixed diet of garden waste and food waste left over by a local café which already runs off food waste from supermarkets! The rich compost produced will be fed straight back into the greenhouses and beds on site and managed by volunteers. The projects aim is to encourage healthy living and is part of a whole web of projects all over Birmingham.

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