Groundwork is a federation of charities mobilising practical community action on poverty and the environment across the UK. We’re passionate about creating a future where every neighbourhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and no-one is held back by their background or circumstances.

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Groundwork near me

Groundwork near me

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


Changing places, changing lives

We help people gain confidence and skills, get into training and work, protect and improve green spaces, lead more active lives and overcome significant challenges such as poverty, isolation, low skills and poor health.

Watch Dan's Story

Watch Dan's Story

"I’m not going to stop, even if it gets hard. I know if I put my mind to it I can do whatever I want to.”

- Dan, trainee on Groundwork's Green Team employment project

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Watch Tamanna's Story

“We only have one Earth. If we don’t look after it then who will?”

- Tamanna, Groundwork young ambassador

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Watch Tom's Story

“They always ask me: when are you coming back, because we need you. It’s a positive to me that I’m a part of the team.”

- Tom, Groundwork volunteer

Local action, global impact

As the UK prepares to lead the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 26, in Glasgow this November, we are committed to shining a light on the incredible community climate action taking place in our towns and cities and to put local people at the heart of a global conversation.

Community Climate Action

Community Climate Action

Putting local people at the heart of a global conversation about the climate and nature emergency.

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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

We help people to carry out thousands of projects each year. Tackling climate change. Helping people out of fuel poverty. Bringing out the best in young people by helping them to improve their local area. Building stronger communities by improving green space. Getting people back into work and creating green jobs. Last year alone we:

Invested£96 millioninto communities

£96 million
into communities

Supported9,000 community organisations

community organisations

Unlocked50,000days of social action

days of social action

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