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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


  • Low Carbon Growth Support Project

    The Low Carbon Growth Support Project provides free energy efficiency audits and grants for new equipment and/or consultancy to help reduce your energy bills.

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  • Loneliness at Christmas

    ‘87% of older people want a traditional Christmas spent in company’ – just a small gesture can go a long way.

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  • Community Matters

    Groundwork West Midlands are proud to be partnering with 23 local partner agencies across the region that provide tailored support to improve the lives, living conditions and raise the aspirations of marginalised individuals across the Black Country.

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  • Work Routes

    Work Routes helps unemployed people find and sustain employment. Our free service enables jobseekers to improve their skills and employability and create a personal plan to find the right job for them. Regular 1-2-1 personal guidance is available from a friendly Adviser, as well as group training, financial support and exclusive local job vacancies.

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  • Active Families across Stoke on Trent

    We are delivering free Activities Families programme across Stoke on Trent which provides support & advice for families to make healthier lifestyle choices to help achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

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  • Building Better Opportunities through 'Breakthrough'

    Groundwork West Midlands is delivering the European Social Fund and Big Lottery Fund-financed BBO Breakthrough Programme in Coventry in partnership with Citizens Advice Coventry. Groundwork West Midlands’ Money Mentors are working in community settings to bring financial capability training to unemployed people whether or not they are claiming benefits, as long as they have the right to reside in the UK.

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  • Celebrities back national campaign to support community farms and gardens

    A campaign launches today inspiring people across the UK to become ‘Local Heroes’ by taking action to support community growing groups in their neighbourhoods, many of which face a struggle to make ends meet.

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  • £3.9 million campaign launched to help Black Country people manage their money and find work

    Black Country families struggling to manage their money or find work will be given a helping hand thanks to a £3.9 million project supporting them to get online.

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  • Trustees Week

    Charities affect the lives of millions of people every year- but are facing pressures and challenges as never before. In this environment, for charities to face the future with confidence, being able to bring good trustees onto their Boards is essential. Lucky for us, we have some great ones! Meet some of our trustee's...

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  • Coventry and Warwickshire set to benefit from £3m project to ‘Accelerate’ people into work

    A new £3m project is being launched in Coventry and Warwickshire this week to help people furthest from the labour market get into employment.

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  • Active Youth with Michelle

    The Active Youth project was aimed at young people and their parents. We helped them to increase their understanding of what constitutes a healthy diet, and their awareness of the benefits of physical activity.

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  • BBC Midlands Today - Live Coverage of our Silverdale Heritage Project

    Our Silverdale 'Our Story' project has recently been featured on BBC Midlands Today. Once coal mine, now award winning country park managed by Groundwork West Midlands; former miners will have their memories captured so that future generations can learn about their life underground.

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  • Social isolation kills more people than obesity - and it's just as stigmatised

    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. Irrespective of their abilities or availability, older people will receive support, training and advocacy to enable a meaningful contribution.

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  • 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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