Local Projects

Green Teams

Green Teams

Around half a million young people were ‘economically inactive’ – not in learning or employment and not looking for work - a number which is rising since Covid-19. Groundwork Green Teams teach practical horticulture and landscape skills to people who need support to get into employment.

Green Doctor

Green Doctor

Groundwork's Green Doctors are energy efficiency experts who visit people in their homes across the UK, helping vulnerable households to save money and stay warm and well. With 1 in 10 households in the UK experiencing fuel poverty, it's a crucial lifeline for many residents.

Community Food Growing Hubs

Community Food Growing Hubs

Community hubs provide fresh produce to support Luton’s residents and address issues of food poverty across the town.

Kick the Dust: Future Proof Parks

Kick the Dust: Future Proof Parks

A National Lottery Heritage Fund programme that aims to get more young people interested and involved in preserving their local park and green space heritage.

Sprouting Out

Sprouting Out

Groundwork East runs Sprouting Out to help to improve life skills including cooking and growing for those across the East of England.

Kickstart Scheme

Kickstart Scheme

Groundwork’s Kickstart scheme will provide hundreds of young people with their first jobs in community and environmental work, helping them to develop the skills they need to be at the forefront of a new green economy.

Natural Neighbourhoods

Natural Neighbourhoods

Providing training and jobs for young people while improving parks and green spaces in the most deprived areas of the East, Midlands, and North.

City and Guilds Foundation

City and Guilds Foundation

Groundwork has partnered with the City & Guilds Foundation to launch a new employability programme aimed at helping offenders thrive in a growing market for ‘green skills’.

Business Energy Efficiency

Business Energy Efficiency

Groundwork East is delivering the Business Energy Efficiency (BEE) Anglia progamme in Suffolk and Norfolk, with Suffolk County Council, Norfolk County Council and NWES, thanks to European Union Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Unlocking Potential

Unlocking Potential

Groundwork East is running Unlocking Potential which is a 10 week course for young people aged 16-18 who aren’t in education, training or employment, across the East of England.

Climate change commitment support services

Climate change commitment support services

Groundwork East offers a range of Climate Commitment Support Services that have been designed to provide independent and impartial support for your organisation to deliver on its carbon reduction goals across the East of England.

Laing Services to Schools

Laing Services to Schools

Schools across the East of England can get advice from Groundwork East to improve their outdoor learning offering.

Rediscovering the River Colne

Rediscovering the River Colne

Rediscovering the River Colne is a ground breaking project that aspires to bring the River Colne to the heart of Watford Town and its people. 

Junior River Wardens

Junior River Wardens

Junior River Wardens educates school pupils, youth and uniformed groups on the importance of maintaining the health of their local river and what they can do to preserve it across the East of England.

Teacher training in primary schools

Teacher training in primary schools

Across the East of England, Groundwork East's teacher training courses are tailored to the needs of the school focusing on learning outside the classroom with direct links to the National Curriculum.

Carbon Charter

Carbon Charter

The Carbon Charter recognises your business' green achievements.

Veg Fest

Veg Fest

Veg Fest is the inter-school growing competition that runs throughout the growing season, culminating in a celebration. It helps schools to set up and run their own growing club and run growing sessions, across the East of England.

EDGE employment support

EDGE employment support

EDGE signposts job seekers in and around Huntingdon to suitable roles and training, and works with local businesses to find applicants for their vacancies.

Green Team

Green Team

In the East of England, the Green Team provides support, training and work experience to help participants improve their landscaping skills, and employability whilst working on a real-life community project.

Teacher training in secondary schools

Teacher training in secondary schools

Groundwork East's teacher training workshops equip teachers with the tools to support young people, and offer best practice guidance for teachers in the East of England.

121 support for young people

121 support for young people

The 121 support scheme supports young people in the East of England who need guidance to cope with and overcome issues and barriers, to realise their full potential.

Team Building Days

Team Building Days

Groundwork can run an engaging team building day packed with benefits for your employees and the local environment in the East of England.

Wellies in the Woods

Wellies in the Woods

Groundwork runs courses that introduce families to the outdoors as a learning environment, and as a place to improve their health and well-being, across the East of England.

Yellow Fish

Yellow Fish

The Yellow Fish project reduces surface water pollution that ends up in local rivers, with the message “only rain down the drain!”

Get Outdoors, Get Active

Get Outdoors, Get Active

Groundwork East's horticultural therapy programmes encourage adults and young adults to learn and enjoy gardening and food growing techniques to improve their physical & mental health and well-being, across the East of England.

Youth centres

Youth centres

Groundwork East runs youth centres across Bedfordshire and in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire.

Green Skills

Green Skills

Green Skills is a motivational project that is often a final stepping stone into employment and offers a taster of the construction and landscaping industries, across the East of England.

Grow It, Cook It, Share It

Grow It, Cook It, Share It

Groundwork runs courses across the East of England that introduce families to growing and cooking, to improve their health and well-being.

Green Aiders: free garden rescue

Green Aiders: free garden rescue

In the East of England, the Green Aiders programme helps older, disabled, or vulnerable adults take control of their overgrown gardens through a one-off gardening service.

Really Wild Play

Really Wild Play

Groundwork's wild play sessions teach families how to use the outdoors to play and learn, across the East of England.