Groundwork
Groundwork
Groundwork

Groundwork

Groundwork takes practical action to create a fair and green future in which people, places, and nature thrive.

We support local communities and businesses to build capacity and resilience as this is vital if we are to tackle hardship, achieve a just transition to net-zero and help nature recover in a way that reduces inequality and leads to better work and healthier, happier lives. 


Charity registration number 291558

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Groundwork Trusts are supporting communities and creating a green future across the UK.

Find out how we’re changing places and lives in your area.

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The change we deliver

We work with people who are facing multiple challenges and in places that are lacking social infrastructure and economic opportunities.  Many of the places we prioritise are also increasingly vulnerable to extreme weather events.

We have four decades’ experience of building partnerships to address these challenges in three connected ways.

We help people create better places…

By making communities greener, healthier and better prepared for the future and enabling people to work together to bring about change in their local area.

We help people improve their prospects…

By increasing confidence, skills, wellbeing and employability and helping those out of work find jobs in the green economy.

We help people protect the planet…

By supporting people and businesses to reduce their carbon footprint, cut waste and take practical action to combat the climate and nature emergencies.

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  • NEWS: New to Nature celebration event reflects on achievements of programme and asks, ‘what needs to happen next?’

    NEWS: New to Nature celebration event reflects on achievements of programme and asks, ‘what needs to happen next?’

    Groundwork has celebrated the successes of the New to Nature programme, alongside trainees and environmental sector stakeholders, at an event designed to both recognise and promote the importance of creating more accessible pathways for young people wanting to pursue a green career. The event marked the achievements of trainees during their varied 12-month work placements…

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  • NEWS: Groundwork and Cadent Foundation announce new £6m programme to support households living in fuel poverty

    NEWS: Groundwork and Cadent Foundation announce new £6m programme to support households living in fuel poverty

    Groundwork and the Cadent Foundation have today announced a new £6m programme to support those living in fuel poverty across England. Stay Warm, Stay Well will provide much needed help for households who are struggling with their energy bills, with Groundwork Green Doctors – energy efficiency advisors – visiting homes and offering practical guidance on…

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  • NEWS: Groundwork’s Youth Advisory Board 2024 set plans in motion for the year ahead

    NEWS: Groundwork’s Youth Advisory Board 2024 set plans in motion for the year ahead

    Groundwork’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) class of 2024 convened for their first meeting to talk through their ambitious and exciting plans for the year ahead. The group – made up of 18 people aged 16-24 – were recruited to the YAB in January 2024, and is made up of young people from all walks of…

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Whether you’re looking for a grant to turn your community project into a reality, want to partner with us to change lives or simply want to give a few hours a week to a cause that benefits your community, Groundwork can help you do something special.

Our impact

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7,102

Community organisations supported

£90m

Invested in communities

203,905

Hours of volunteering mobilised

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