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Groundwork & Housing Providers

Here in Greater Manchester, we have been working with housing associations and other registered providers for over 35 years.

Working in partnership, we make neighbourhoods safer, attractive and more resilient to the effects of climate change. Our programmes provide support to residents which improve their prospects, their well-being and lift them out of fuel poverty.

People & Community

Green Doctor

Fuel poverty & domestic resource efficiency

Our Green Doctors help vulnerable people boost their income by saving energy and water, so that they can live more comfortably and reduce their environmental impact.

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Community & youth work

Our community & youth workers support communities to realise their ambitions, providing a bridge to neighbourhood managers and other agencies.

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Employment, training & skills

Our employment specialists increase residents confidence, allowing them to take their first step towards employment. We specialise in developing skills for the new, Green Economy.

Coaching & Personal Development

We deliver coaching and mentoring to people in the community who have an ambition to grow and develop.

Whether it’s an emerging community champion or a young person facing multiple challenges in life, we work on a 1-2-1 or on a group basis to provide the tools they need to deliver changes in their life and/or community.


Community greenspace design

Our landscape design teams and community workers engage local residents in the co-design of neglected spaces, creating vibrant, climate resilient greenspaces.

Construction employment

Landscape services

Our landscaping team deliver ground maintenance and fencing contracts, which provide training opportunities and community activities within their delivery.

Retrofitting void properties

Our construction team bring void properties back into use, whilst simultaneously training people with the green skills needed to start a career in the construction sector.

Green Teams

Our Green Team programme provides skills & training opportunities to those starting a career in construction and/or Natural Environment.

Teams transform unsightly urban community spaces and protect and enhance green and blue spaces so that people and nature can thrive.

Working in partnership with Rochdale Boroughwide Housing since 2019 the programme has:


community spaces improved


tonnes of waste removed


people supported into employment

Examples of our recent work

CASE STUDY: Eco-Streets

Eco-Streets supports communities to transform unused outdoor areas into exciting green spaces which feature nature-based-solutions that help alleviate climate change.

STORY: Renee

After participating in Groundwork’s Kickstart training programme, Renee developed the skills & confidence to apply for a role as a Labourer, working on the Wythenshawe Community Housing Group estate.

CASE STUDY: Moss Row Independent Living Scheme

Groundwork’ Green Team have been working at Moss Row Independent Living Scheme where a neglected piece of land has received a welcomed new lease of life.

Groundwork GM – Work with us

Please complete this form is you’re an organisation looking to work, or partner, with Groundwork Greater Manchester: