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About us

Groundwork North, East & West Yorkshire is changing places and changing lives – one green step at a time.

Through our projects we provide training and create jobs, reduce energy use and waste, reconnect people with nature and transform whole neighbourhoods. We deliver projects in North, East and West Yorkshire from our offices in Wakefield, Leeds, Selby, Scarborough and Hull.

Our team is made up of community champions, business leaders, landscape architects, park rangers, project managers, tutors, green doctors, mentors, landscape contractors and recruitment consultants. This professional, diverse and flexible team are working in partnership with businesses, councils, community groups, housing associations and schools towards a vision of a region made up of sustainable communities that are vibrant, healthy and safe, that respect the local and global environment and where individuals and businesses can prosper.

We’ve worked for nearly 30 years where we’re needed most – on the ground in communities across North, East and West Yorkshire, delivering hundreds of projects each year based across three key areas of work:

The Groundwork approach remains the same now as we when we first rolled up our sleeves in the 1980s:

  • Start local
  • Put the right tools in people’s hands
  • Engage with everyone who has a stake in a place
  • Address as many issues as possible with the same investment