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Changing places, changing lives - one green step at a time

Big global issues – the economy, the environment – have a big local impact. We work across the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face.

We provide training and create jobs, reduce energy use and waste, re-connect people with nature and transform whole neighbourhoods. Step by step we’ll go on changing places and changing lives until everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong enough to shape its own destiny and everyone can reach their potential.

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Groundwork Community Awards 2018

The Community Awards honour community groups making a big difference to our quality of life.
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Apply for a grant

Groundwork manages a number of grant schemes to help you to make your project a reality.
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Groundwork Youth

We are looking for passionate, perceptive, committed young people from across the UK to join us.

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Groundwork supports projects across the UK, changing places and changing lives wherever you are. To find out more about Groundwork in your area, simply enter your postcode in the box below.



  • The NHS is 70. What should it be doing at 100?

    The NHS is 70. What should it be doing at 100?

    05 July 2018

    'As we mark the 70th anniversary of this radical social innovation, we should note the signs of optimism that, as a society, we’re getting to grips with what it means to prioritise wellbeing'

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  • Young and Green

    Young and Green

    27 June 2018

    Horticulture - only for the elderly? Young Garden Designer of the Year finalist, Max Harriman doesn't think so! Find out why he swapped the drinks tray for the drawing board and why he is on a quest to help us all find 'Calm in Chaos'.

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  • Get in the know: Kevin Jennings - BBO Learning Mentor

    Get in the know: Kevin Jennings - BBO Learning Mentor

    27 June 2018

    'The main highlight is getting people back into work in a job that they are happy with, that makes a difference to their life.'

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Groundwork in action

  • Tesco Bags of Help

    Tesco customers are supporting thousands of community groups with grants through the carrier bag charge.

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  • Park Hack

    Park Hack explored new ways to get the most out of our parks and featured a pop-up tree house office built in Hoxton Square, London

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  • Katie's Recycle Cycle Sundays

    Young volunteer Katie created Recycle Cycle Sundays to bring her community together to clean up where she lives.

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