Skip past Navigation

Groundwork Wales Case Studies

Studying Outdoor Skills Case Study: Daniel

The Studying Outdoor Skills (SOS) project aims to improve the employability skills of residents in Blaenau Gwent who are over 25, unemployed, and face complex barriers to work. Daniel, a 29 year old from Blaenau Gwent, first engaged with the project late last year.

Read More

Healthy Rivers Case Study: Alex

Last summer, Alex volunteered with the Healthy Rivers programme. Between leaving school and starting college, Alex wanted to gain experience in conservation during the summer holidays. This will help him in his chosen future career in the environmental sector.

Read More

Go Green 4 Health Case Study: Bridgend Wellbeing Centre

The 'Go Green 4 Health' programme is designed to prevent ill health and improve the management of pre-existing chronic conditions by encouraging people to be more physically active by visiting local parks and green spaces.

Read More

Tesco Bags of Help Case Study: Pembrokeshire Special Needs Gymnastics Club

The Bags For Help scheme helped Pembrokeshire Special Needs Gymnastics Course raise enough money to take 6 of their gymnasts to attend the Special Olympics in Sheffield; the country’s largest multi-sport event for athletes with intellectual disabilities last year

Read More

Green Teams in Torfaen Case Study: Stephen

Stephen, who lives in Cwmbran, joined the Green Team programme earlier this year. Before joining the Green Teams, Steven had been in a serious motorbike accident, which confined him to a wheelchair for several years.

Read More

Healthy Rivers Case Study: Llanhilleth Clean Up (Ebbw River)

The Healthy Rivers programme creates partnerships with water organisations, to make environmental improvements to rivers and improve their ecological status. Groundwork and South East Wales Rivers Trust, Natural Resources Wales and Dwr Cymru work in partnership to co-ordinate the removal or modification of barriers for fish migration, to promote our river to the local communities and groups, and t...

Read More

Green Care Case Study: Rhud Dlan Way

Our Green Care programme provides ground maintenance and space improvement services to community groups, social landlords and charities. Our aim is to provide quality work at reasonable prices to help improve outdoor spaces, while offering work and volunteering opportunities for people seeking to improve their employment prospects with new skills.

Read More

Tesco Bags of Help Case Study: Abergavenny Crafty Women

Crafty Women is a group of inventive creative women who have been developing new crafting skills and support each other through ‘the tough stuff life throws at us’ since 2013. They reuse, upcycle, create, share stories and enjoy the simple pleasures of crafting.

Read More

‘Tesco Bags of Help’ Case Study: Sospan Shredders Mens’ Shed

The Sospan Shredders were a volunteering group without premises, until they received the grant from the Bags of Help fund.

Read More

‘Healthy Rivers’ Case Study: Marine Colliery

Groundwork Wales Healthy Rivers Project Officers were approached by Natural Resources Wales and The South East Rivers Trust. They wanted to introduce of over 200 tonnes of gravel to the Ebbw Fawr upstream of the gravel traps we previously installed.

Read More

‘Merthyr Green Teams’ Case Study: Jordan Jennings

Jordan Jennings is 23, and spent 7 weeks volunteering on our Green Teams programme based in Merthyr.

Read More

Healthy Rivers - Vale Terrace Weir

Earlier this year, the Healthy Rivers team had noted the height of the Vale Terrace Weir (near Tredegar on the Sirhowy river) posed an issue to migratory fish, due to the water level falling far below the normal.

Read More