Groundwork & the VCSE sector

Collaboration is at the heart of our organisational values. We’re keen to develop meaningful partnerships & relationships with voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations across Greater Manchester.

In addition, if you’re looking for an environmental partner who can advise on how to adjust your provision so you’re better placed to respond to the nature and climate crisis, we can help.

Free Energy Efficiency Assessment & Grant Funding for VCSE Buildings

Groundwork is a partner in the VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme which provides a free energy assessments to help identify energy-saving opportunities in your building and support with a capital grants to implement measures recommended in your assessment.

Please state ‘Groundwork Greater Manchester’ as your preferred energy auditor on the form and we’ll be in touch soon with more details.

Refer to our services

Please follow the links below to refer someone you work with to one our services or contact us using the form at the bottom of the page if you would to discuss referral pathways.

Green Doctor

Tackle fuel poverty

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.

Groundwork talking to teenage girl

Support people into work

Our employment specialists deliver programmes which increase confidence, provide new skills and allow people to take the first step towards employment.

Supporting the VCSE sector to respond to climate change

Net-zero support

Our Sustainable Business Consultants review, assess and provide independent advice on energy & waste, calculating a charities carbon footprint and identifying opportunities for improvement.

The team also deliver a range of environmental training courses, including Carbon Literacy, which help increase employees sustainability knowledge and skills.

Youth work meeting

Community climate workshops

Our Climate Conversations workshop informs communities about the process, key drivers and impacts of climate change; with a particular focus on climate justice and action.

Facilitated by our Climate Lead the workshop explores individual and collective action, as well as local and global action. Emphasis is placed on the fact that climate action is only impactful, meaningful and sustainable if it is fair and proportionate to the people taking it.

Partnerships with Groundwork

Please get in touch if you work in one of the following sectors and would like to collaborate with Groundwork on an existing project or work together with us in the future.


Our landscape design and build teams protect, enhance and restore the natural environment. Whilst our community engagement teams connect people with nature, prioritising those from diverse backgrounds.

Community & Youth

Our qualified and experienced community & youth workers support communities to realise their ambitions, engaging more people in sustained collective action for climate and nature.

Employment coaching


Our employment specialists deliver programmes which support the following specialist groups; young people NEET, people in care and care leavers, people with a criminal record and veterans.

Groundwork GM – Work with us

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