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
At Groundwork we believe that the single most useful thing we can
do for someone is to help them find a job. Our teams get to
know people, find out what they are good at, get them into training
or help them develop their skills.
Very often we can use our years of experience in looking after
public parks and pieces of land around housing estates to give
people the skills they need to work on a council or housing
association parks team. We also specialise in offering
construction skills training. Sometimes we can help people go
to college to get a much needed qualification, other times we can
give them enough advice on their CV and interviewing skills so they
can land a job. Last year, thousands of people got into work
because of Groundwork.
Our skills and employment teams want to help people out of poverty
by fostering social enterprise and embracing every opportunity to
offer training, apprenticeships or jobs.
We're also helping young people to achieve their potential
through the Youth Contract.
Video: Getting into work with our Homebuilder programme
Location: Braintree Five local unemployed young people have been selected to take part in a 16 week pre-apprenticeship programme which has been launched in partnership with Braintree District Council and Greenfields Community Housing.
Location: Sele Road, Hertford Sele Road is located next to a busy commuter path and had previously been overgrown with thick thorns and brambles...
Location: Leeds Chop n Go is an enterprise run by 16-18 year olds who make and sell products from recycled and sustainably sourced wood, learning all about business in the process.
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: South Green Schools is a series of programmes aimed to develop skilled, healthy, enterprising children the chance to make a positive contribution to their communities.
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: East Midlands Support and advice is available for 16 and 17-year olds who are not in education, employment or training to get back On-Track. Mentoring, training and advice is on hand to give young people a chance on the road to success.
Location: Oldham Unearthing the Past seeks to rediscover local heritage through archaeology, learning and community engagement.
Location: Hackney This project made sustainable improvements to communal spaces and backyards on Kenmure Yard Estate in Hackney to improve the physical environment and reduce surface water run-off.