Groundwork & the public sector

We work with organisations at all levels of the public sector – connecting their strategic aims with the ideas and aspirations of local communities.

Working in partnership, we aim to make Greater Manchester safer, healthier and more resilient.

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.

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.

River Roch

Land & river management

Our environmental specialists work with residents, community groups and environmental partners to protect and enhance our green and blue spaces for people and nature.

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.

Sustainability Services

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Carbon reduction & net-zero services

Our Sustainable Business Consultants review, assess and provide independent advice on energy & waste, supporting the public sector to calculate their carbon footprint and identify opportunities for improvement.

Carbon Literacy Training

Environmental training courses

Our team deliver a range of
environmental training courses, including Carbon Literacy, which help local authorities develop the knowledge and skills to deliver on their environmental commitments.

Business Improvement Districts

Our Business Improvement District (BID) team help local authorities implement BID projects in specific localities including business parks – creating safe, sustainable and vibrant locations where business can thrive.

Examples of our recent work

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CASE STUDY: Grow Green, West Gorton

In 2018 West Gorton in Manchester became one of several demonstration projects that sought to embed Nature Based Solutions in long term city planning, development and management.

CASE STUDY: Our Rivers, Our City

In 2020 Manchester City Council commissioned Groundwork and other partners to stablish a plan of action that will energise improvements and maximise the potential of the river valleys for years to come.

CASE STUDY: Farms For Water

The Farms for Water project, made possible thanks to funding from the Water Environment Grant, enabled Groundwork to work with local farmers to deliver a range of actions to improve the water quality of the River Irwell.

Groundwork GM – Work with us

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