Covid19 – Impact on Groundwork East’s local services & projects

Due to Government restrictions in place, a number of Groundwork East’s services and projects are currently suspended.  

As such, a proportion of our team are in furlough from 1 April 2020; allowing us to protect jobs and to delay project work for a future date.

There are however many other mechanisms of remote engagement, education and empowerment and Groundwork feels access to support is now ever more pressing. Details of each project or service area is listed below; we will strive to keep this up to date as changes develop.

For information on nationally coordinated grants such as Tesco Bags of Help and the Comic Relief community grants please see here.


SERVICES

Community & Education

Some face-to-face work is suspended, but community groups and organisations can still apply for grants. Contact your local enabler for support:

We are also continuing to run remote community engagement campaigns.

“Our Grow it Cook it Share it courses are now being taught online. Great learning courses for all the family. For more information please contact Carolyn Mallott (Hertfordshire)”

Main contacts: Chris Dungate (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire) or Anna Martin (Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk)

 

Sustainable Business Services

Work is not impacted as we are able to deliver the majority of our support remotely.

Contact June Davenport for more information.

 

Youth

Online youth provision continues across Central Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough and Cambridgeshire contract.

Contact Diana Hedley for more information.

 

Training and Skills Programmes

All work suspended until further notice.

Main contact: Chris Dungate

 

Landscape Architecture Services

We are continuing to produce designs for play areas and other sites. We are exploring ideas with clients with meetings being held via video conferencing or video calling.

Contact Julia Watts for more information.

 

Development

Our development team are still working. We are still receiving and exploring new enquiries for work and would love to hear from you if you think there is something we can help with – now or in the future.

Main contacts: Chris Dungate (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire) or Anna Martin (Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk)


For all other enquiries please contact Chris Dungate (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire) or Anna Martin (Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk)


We also have a number of activities & resources and advice & guidance for you.