GROUNDWORK
GROUNDWORK
GROUNDWORK
GROUNDWORK

GROUNDWORK

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

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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

Watch Tamanna's Story

Watch Tamanna's Story

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

- Tamanna, Groundwork young ambassador

Watch Tom's Story

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

Work with us

Groundwork has been crafting practical projects with forward thinking corporate, public sector and third sector partners like you for nearly 40 years. Thousands of projects every year that make a real and lasting difference in the communities most in need of support – helping people into work, creating stronger communities, making better neighbourhoods and encouraging healthier, greener lifestyles.

Read more about our core partnership opportunities below or see our full range of services here.

Community Enablers

Community Enablers

Groundwork's Community Enablers give people the skills, tools and confidence to run sustainable, grassroots projects and organisations in their own community. They run activities across the UK that tackle social isolation, improve health and wellbeing, protect the local environment and bring people of different ages and backgrounds together to make where they live better

Green Teams

Green Teams

Around half a million young people were ‘economically inactive’ – not in learning or employment and not looking for work - a number which is rising since Covid-19. Groundwork Green Teams teach practical horticulture and landscape skills to people who need support to get into employment.

Green Doctor

Green Doctor

Groundwork's Green Doctors are energy efficiency experts who visit people in their homes across the UK, helping vulnerable households to save money and stay warm and well. With 1 in 10 households in the UK experiencing fuel poverty, it's a crucial lifeline for many residents.

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Join in

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

Invested
£96 million
into communities

Supported9,000 community organisations

Supported
9,000
community organisations

Unlocked50,000days of social action

Unlocked
50,000
days of social action

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