Groundwork
Groundwork
Groundwork

Groundwork

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.

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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.

News updates

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  • NEWS: Groundwork and Bupa Foundation publish Green Community Grants impact report

    NEWS: Groundwork and Bupa Foundation publish Green Community Grants impact report

    Groundwork and the Bupa Foundation have released an impact report to celebrate the achievements of the first round of Bupa Foundation Green Community Grants programme. Between 2023-24, the Bupa Foundation invested more than £500,000 in Green Community Grants as part of Bupa’s #HealthyCities initiative to make deep impact in local communities – making places and…

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  • BLOG: Priorities for a new government – moving from victory to vision 

    BLOG: Priorities for a new government – moving from victory to vision 

    A look forward by Groundwork’s UK Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury. Like all incoming prime ministers, Sir Keir Starmer will want to hit the ground running. Labour’s manifesto talked of a ‘decade of national renewal’ but he will know that people will expect to see tangible change in a short space of time. There’ll be a…

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  • STATEMENT: Groundwork response to the result of the General Election

    STATEMENT: Groundwork response to the result of the General Election

    Following the result of the General Election, Graham Duxbury, Groundwork’s UK Chief Executive, said: “A sea change in our political landscape brings with it the opportunity to apply fresh thinking on critical issues. “The new Labour Government has an ambitious long-term agenda but knows people will want to see tangible results in a short space…

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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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7,102

Community organisations supported

£90m

Invested in communities

203,905

Hours of volunteering mobilised

Go Green For Groundwork

Go Green for Groundwork and help us raise funds to support young people across the UK to take action for the planet.

Every year Groundwork supports thousands of young people to take practical action on environmental concerns that matter to them – to instil the importance of protecting the planet, on a local and global scale, and to harness passion and ideas.

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