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Small Change Big Difference - Communities

Each year in London, we throw away 910,000 tonnes of food from our homes, of which 640,000 tonnes could have been eaten. Not only is this waste environmentally damaging but it also comes at a cost of up to £70 per family per month according to charity Wrap.

As part of a project called TRiFOCAL, the Small Change Big Difference campaign is working with Londoners to encourage healthy and sustainable eating, preventing food waste and recycling more of the inedible bits. Funded by the LIFE programme of the European Commission, the programme is delivered by project partners WRAP, the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) and Groundwork London.

Initiated in 2017, the pilot delivery in London targets householders, businesses, communities and schools, with learnings shared with 10 European cities as part of its replication programme.

Groundwork London are working with WRAP and London Waste and Recycling Board to deliver workshops and training to community groups in London.

We offer two types of workshop for community groups:


Training Session



Our bite-sized training session is for those who are passionate about the environment and want to make a difference in their community. 

This session is available to all London boroughs so please get in touch if you would like to find out more or book a session for your community group.


To book a training session for your community group contact heidi.gibbs@groundwork.org.uk or 0207 9604283



Workshop Series

An in-depth course of three interactive workshops including cooking a one-pot meal.

Previous participants have walked away with new found inspiration and knowledge to save money and reduce waste as well as making new friends and gaining confidence in the kitchen.




If you are or know of a community group in the boroughs listed below who would benefit from these workshops please get in touch via:

farhana.aktar@groundwork.org.uk or 0207 9604283

Participanting boroughs: Lambeth, Hackney, Bexley, Merton, Hounslow, Sutton, Islington, Tower Hamlets


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