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.


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 ‘Get Energy Help’ Resource Hub Provides Support Amidst Energy Crisis

    NEWS: New ‘Get Energy Help’ Resource Hub Provides Support Amidst Energy Crisis

    Groundwork’s Get Energy Help website supports people to become more energy efficient at home. Designed to help people save energy, stay warm, and reduce bills, its resource hub offers cost-effective, habit-changing guidance and support to those in need. Groundwork has developed a section of their website,, to offer clear, simple advice on different ways to save energy,…

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  • NEWS: ‘The energy crisis is far from over’ – Groundwork releases the results of Green Doctor survey

    NEWS: ‘The energy crisis is far from over’ – Groundwork releases the results of Green Doctor survey

    Groundwork has released the results of their annual survey of Green Doctors – energy efficiency advisers working for the charity – which paints a troubling picture of the realities for people trapped in fuel poverty across the UK. Key findings include: One Green Doctor commented: “We’re seeing people choosing between which bills to pay and…

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  • NEWS: Free Independent Energy Assessments for VCSEs

    NEWS: Free Independent Energy Assessments for VCSEs

    The VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme is now open. Funded as part of a package of over £100 million of support being delivered by the Government to help frontline delivery organisations with the increased cost of living, the scheme will help voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England improve their energy efficiency. As 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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Community organisations supported


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