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

Groundwork near me

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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  • BLOG: Light up lives, not just homes this festive season

    BLOG: Light up lives, not just homes this festive season

    As the festive lights brighten our streets and homes, it’s crucial to remember that, for many, this season is an ongoing struggle – the  cost of living crisis. While we cherish the warmth of our homes, some of our neighbours face tough choices between heating and eating. The on-going challenge The cost of living crisis has…

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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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  • NEWS: Over 70 environmental organisations sign up to be ‘Force of Nature’ to diversify the environmental sector

    NEWS: Over 70 environmental organisations sign up to be ‘Force of Nature’ to diversify the environmental sector

    Over 70 environmental organisations from across the UK have pledged to be a ‘Force of Nature’ in a campaign designed to ask environmental organisations to do more to diversify the green jobs workforce.  The campaign calls on the environmental sector to create more accessible pathways into work for young people and will seek to inspire…

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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.

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