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Our Impact

Our impact in 2014-2015

We help people across the UK to carry out thousands of projects each year. Tackling climate change. Helping people out of fuel poverty. Bringing out the best in young people by helping them to improve their local area. Building stronger communities by improving green space. Getting people back into work and creating green jobs.

Last year alone we:

Invested £80 million into communities

Carried out 3000 projects

Helped 5200 people into education, employment or training

Improved or maintained 26 million m2 of land, benefiting 492,000 people

Visited 5000 households to help them reduce waste through energy and water efficiency

Helped people to avoid 16,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions

Diverted 88,000 tonnes of waste from landfill

Supported adults and young people to carry out 520,000 days of social action in their communities

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Beyond the numbers

But it’s when you start to look beyond the numbers you really see the positive impact our work has on people’s lives. The 16-year-old who left school with no GCSEs, but now feels like she’s finally getting somewhere. The vulnerable householder at risk of fuel poverty but now better able to control his home energy use. The ex-offender who feels like he now has a reason to turn away from crime and start a new life. The volunteer who feels a sense of pride in doing something practical and valuable for communities.

These stories and thousands of others just like them each year inspire us to do what we do.

 Find out more about our flagship projects.