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.

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.

Achieve and Thrive

Achieve and Thrive

Improving the confidence and skills of young people to help them get ready for work whilst building an understanding of jobs available in a low carbon economy.

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 aims at increasing Manchester residents' knowledge, awareness, and engagement 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.

Hidden Talent, Wigan

Hidden Talent, Wigan

Hidden Talent provides one to one, long term support to young people in Wigan and the surrounding area who need help getting along the pathway to work.

Roots To Wellbeing

Roots To Wellbeing

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