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.

Resilient River Valleys

The Resilient River Valleys project will connect more people with nature and deliver nature-based solutions which help tackle climate change in Manchester’s river valleys

Mobilising Community Climate Action

Mobilising Community Climate Action

We've teamed up with WWF-UK and The National Lottery Community Fund to host 30 community film screenings of David Attenborough: A Life on our Planet, helping communities to understand how they can play a role in tackling the climate emergency.

NCS UK Year of Service

NCS UK Year of Service

Groundwork will work with young people aged 18-24 through the ‘Green Projects’ initiative - an internship providing high quality paid placements for young people in community-facing environmental roles.

Holiday Activities and Food

Holiday Activities and Food

Providing free Summer Holiday activities and healthy food to young people who receive free school meals in term time.

Greater Manchester Nature for Health

Greater Manchester Nature for Health

Groundwork Greater Manchester will work with a number of partners to create green social prescribing activities which tackle and prevent mental ill health, whilst making the most of the natural environment.

Love Your River Irk

Love Your River Irk

This projects will connect local communities with the River Irk, allowing more people to access and enjoying the water environment.

Farms For Water

Farms For Water

The Farms for Water project enables Groundwork to work with local farmers to deliver a range of actions to improve the water quality of the River Irwell. 

Working Wardrobe

Working Wardrobe

Working Wardrobe is a personal styling service in Trafford, Greater Manchester, which gives people the outfit and confidence they need to get the job that they deserve.

Grow, Cook & Eat for Veterans

Grow, Cook & Eat for Veterans

Delivering gardening sessions for groups of veterans to develop new skills and confidence to grow & cook their own food.

Green Influencers

Green Influencers

Groundwork's experienced youth workers will act as Green Mentors to support the development of 60 Green Influencers; young people aged 10-14 with a passion for environmental projects.

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.

Climate Change Youth Sector Leadership

Climate Change Youth Sector Leadership

This programme provides Climate Change training to youth workers in Manchester, enabling them to deliver Climate Change focused social action projects to young people across the city.

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.

Our Streets Chorlton

Our Streets Chorlton

Our Streets Chorlton is empowering local residents to live more sustainably by promoting and providing active lifestyles within the neighbourhood.

Low Carbon Careers

Low Carbon Careers

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.

Construction Workforce

Construction Workforce

Construction Workforce is an employment programme which focuses on finding the best ways to effectively engage, motivate and inspire a particular cohort of care leavers into the construction industry.

Youth Work in Manchester

Youth Work in Manchester

Our qualified and experienced youth workers arrange regular youth club nights and deliver positive activities in neighbourhoods across Manchester.

Green Start

Green Start

Green Start is a learning and employability programme aimed at helping offenders thrive in the ‘green skills’ job market.

River Roch Restoration

River Roch Restoration

Groundwork Greater Manchester, alongside partners Aecom, have been commissioned by the Environment Agency to develop a River Restoration Strategy for the River Roch.

Food Wave

Food Wave

The Food Wave project is giving young people a voice in Manchester to raise awareness on sustainable patterns of food consumption and production.

Our Rivers, Our City

Our Rivers, Our City

Working in partnership to assess the current functionality of Manchester's local rivers and streams, and their potential to provide multiple benefits to the city and its neighbourhoods.

Bee A Pollinator

Bee A Pollinator

In this project we are working with the Mersey Rivers Trust’s to improve biodiversity in the Mersey river catchment by tackling invasive, non native species (INNS). 

Achievement Coaching

Achievement Coaching

Achievement Coaching is designed for any young person who needs some support to make their lives a little easier during Covid-19. 

Green Leaders

Green Leaders

Green Leaders helps 16 – 20 year-olds develop their ideas for community green space projects that challenge local attitudes towards the environment.

Traineeships

Traineeships

A FREE 16 week programme for people aged 16-18 to help you get the skills you need for the career you want.

Energising Communities

Energising Communities

Energising Communities is an energy efficiency programme that aims to deliver energy saving advice and support to the most vulnerable households to help tackle fuel poverty.

Roots To Wellbeing

Roots To Wellbeing

Helping people aged 19+ from Wigan who are unemployed to get more out life.