Groundwork 2023 sets out our ambition to become a significant, radical, national force for driving change in attitudes, behaviours, places and prospects in the local communities that need it most.
Why our work is important:
- 89% of community groups say their work is needed more than ever, but more than half say it has got harder for them to operate in the last ten years.
- 75% of people say they feel unable to influence decisions about what happens in their local area.
- Nearly half of young people say they feel they don’t belong to their neighbourhood.
- 2.69 million people do not live within a ten minute walk of a green space. Those who are at greatest risk of poor physical and mental health are more likely to miss out on the benefits of green space.
- Around half a million young people were ‘economically inactive’ – not in learning or employment and not looking for work.
- One in ten households in England is experiencing fuel poverty, rising to almost one in five for ethnic minority households.
- 76% of adults say they are concerned about climate change.
- 40% of young people admit to feeling ‘overwhelmed’ by the climate crisis.
- 90% of SMEs said being sustainable was important for their business but more than half said they were finding it difficult to take action.
Read our Groundwork 2023 strategy