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.
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.
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.
Supporting unemployed young people between the ages of 18 and 25 into careers in the green economy, choosing from either; the natural environment, waste and recycling and an introduction to retrofitting.