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Kent & Medway

Contact details

Address: Riverside Community Centre, Dickens Road, Gravesend, Kent DA12 2JY

Telephone: 01322 384848

Our major projects

Traineeships 

We run Level 1 City and Guilds Practical Horticulture Skills Traineeships in Kent. Each young person will be able to learn skills such as planting, preparing ground, pruning, using a mower, maintaining turf or constructing a path; and brush up on their maths an english at the same time.

Functional skills Level 1, together with the horticultural qualification and work experience with a grounds maintenance team, is the perfect pathway to an apprenticeship or a permanent gardening position.

For more information contact Chris.hoddinott@groundwork.org.uk 

Groundwork South Traineeships


Ebbsfleet Public Arts Project 

Groundwork South designed a programme of community engagement to develop Vision and Theme, for the public artworks at the Government’s new Garden City of 15,000 houses. This included schools sculpture workshops and artist led local history afternoons.  

Artists were selected to develop proposals for the site for Phase 1 of the housing development, and a panel of stakeholders then selected the final winning artworks. Groundwork project managed the successful implementation of the artworks which included a straight tusked elephant by Emma Stothard; and sound posts of animals that inhabited the area in the Stone Age times.

Phase 2 of the housing is now underway, with the theme 'Things in the Woods' referring to Swanscombe Woods which used to cover the site. Groundwork is managing the selection and implementation of the artworks for this Phase.

For more information contact Carol.unwin@groundwork.org.uk 


Sheds Kent & Medway 

Working in partnership with Kent County Council who run Kent Sheds; Groundwork South run 10 Kent & Medway Sheds. Originally an idea that started in Australia, proving that bringing men together to socialise improves their overall wellbeing. 

The aim of the Sheds is to improve mental health and wellbeing of men including ex-service personnel by offering them a place to share a hobby or an interest. 

For more information contact Chris.hoddinott@groundwork.org.uk 


Tesco Bags of Help 

Bags of Help is Tesco’s exciting local community grant scheme  where the money raised by the sale of carrier bags is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK.  Projects range from improving community buildings and outdoor spaces to buying new equipment, training coaches or volunteers and hosting community events. 

Administration of the local funding is managed Groundwork, and your Community Enabler in Kent is Carole Rawlinson. 

For more information contact Carole.rawlinson@groundwork.org.uk 01474 552 508 

Groundwork South Tesco Bags of Help

 

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