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
How can you set about trying to make things
better where you live? Groundwork helps local people bring
about positive changes on their streets.
Maybe some neighbours have been making a nuisance of themselves,
perhaps a series of derelict buildings have attracted vandalism or
it could be that an alleyway has become a rat run for joy
riders. Groundwork is expert at working with the communtiy to
solve problems like these. Or it might be that people want to
get to know others better and so they volunteer with Groundwork to
start a gardening or a walking club, forming the personal links and
friendships that make neighbourhoods stronger.
Our community teams want to help neighhbours get to know each other
and people to feel they can voice their concerns to those in charge
of where they live.
Location: Greater Manchester An alleyway greening project in Barton, Greater Manchester
Location: Marlborough Street Estate, Central Leeds Residents of the Marlborough Street estate can now relax as well as get involved in food growing and gardening activities on their doorstep thanks to the development of two brand new garden areas on land once dominated by concrete paving slabs.
Location: Bury and Bolton Groundwork Bury and Bolton are pleased to offer support for 16 and 17 year olds to help them get ‘back on track’. We offer a 52 week mentoring programme for 16 to 17 year olds who have not achieved any GCSE’s at grades A* to C.
Location: Oldham and Rochdale Providing unemployed graduates with valuable new skills and real project management experience.
Location: Oldham & Rochdale Volunteers complete a range of community based projects whilst gaining an accredited qualification.
Location: Bury Streets of Community Spirit (SOCS) is a three year Big Lottery funded project identified through local consultations working with residents in eight streets across the borough of Bury.
Location: Camden Groundwork London ran Camden Greening, a programme of gardening projects across six of Camden’s housing estates. On Regents Park Estate a neglected and disused space was transformed into a thriving community garden with 26 food growing spaces.
Location: Leiston As part of Dulux’s 'Let’s Colour' campaign we worked with local volunteers and an artist to create an exciting new mural in the Long Shop
Museum’s courtyard garden in Leiston, Suffolk.
Location: Blackpool Young People Friendly Neighbourhoods helps give young people a voice within their community - and have a lot of fun at the same time.
Location: Blackpool Grow Blackpool helps local people get to grips with growing their own food.