Groundwork Wales is part of the Groundwork federation
The festive season is a time for family, food, and giving gifts. What if the gifts you give this Christmas, could give back to a cause or charity you care about?
We’ve selected some of our favourite stocking fillers that give back to amazing charities and/or causes this Christmas.
If you’re looking to cut down on your Christmas waste, follow some of our top tips on having yourself a very, merry, waste-free Christmas:
Woodworking may be ‘just a hobby’ to some, but it’s so much more. Woodworking has many benefits for your body, mind and career. Our Wood2Work programme, based at our professional wood workshop in Aberbargoed, supports local people to learn practical carpentry and traditional woodworking skills.
To celebrate Social Enterprise Day on the 15th November, we put one of Groundwork Wales’ best business brains to the test to share their top tips on starting up a social enterprise.
5 Simple Ways To Lead a Waste-Free Life
Did you know that 50 percent of plastic is single use? Or annually around 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide? Or that it takes 500-1000 years for plastic to degrade?
Halloween is fast approaching; a great excuse for kids to dress up, decorate the house and collect a few sweets along the way. But joining in with all of the festivities can be expensive, with pre-made costumes and pretty decorations costing a lot for the privilege of putting them up for a week.
We’ve collected a few of our favourite, cheap crafts using natural materials, that you and your child...
Our volunteers at Groundwork Wales are the backbone of our organisation; without them things wouldn’t run so smoothly. Recently, we achieved the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard from the Wales Council For Volunteers, in recognition for our great practice for working with volunteers.
You may think that ‘work experience’ is just something that fills a space on an empty CV, but it can be important step in kick-starting your career. Work experience opportunities come in different forms, from internships, to freelancing, to traineeships.
We recognise the benefits of allotment gardening, from encouraging fresh and healthy eating, to providing a great source of exercise, so we’ve listed a few reasons why we’d prescribe allotment gardening for its variety of benefits to our physical, mental and social health.
Outdoor activities can encourage children to be more active and creative (and cheaper for the parents). We’ve found a few ways you can get your kids outside this summer (without pulling too hard on your purse strings).
According to global statistics, you are three times more likely to be unemployed as a young person than as an adult; as the job market diminishes and school-to-work transitions are more insecure.
Groundwork Community Awards
Groundwork Wales, Ty Mynyddislwyn Environment Centre, Bryn Road, Pontllanfraith, Blackwood, NP12 2BH. Tel:01495 222605. Email: email@example.com
Charity Registration No. 1096662 - Registered in Wales 03577896
We provide training and create jobs, reduce energy 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.