Protecting Green-Spaces and creating jobs in Greater Manchester

In 2021 Groundwork Greater Manchester created 11 new jobs, eight of which were for young people kick starting their career in the environmental sector, to protect and improve green-spaces in both natural and urban environments across the city region.

Guided by our experienced Team Mentors the new recruits work in two teams; the first team are working to improve the accessibility and biodiversity of 5 nature sites managed by Groundwork and the second team are focusing on creating pocket parks and improving roadside verges in urban areas.

Nature Sites

During the Natural Neighbourhoods duration Teams will work alongside the local community to protect and improve five nature sites.

  1. Boarshaw Clough, Rochdale
  2. Irkside Nature Site, Rochdale
  3. Roch Valley, Rochdale
  4. Summit Nature Reserve, Rochdale
  5. Trafford Ecology Park, Trafford

Click here for more information on the activities happening at each of these nature sites.

Urban Sites

During the Natural Neighbourhoods duration Teams will work alongside the local community to protect and improve several urban environments.

Please click the links below for more information on the activities happening at each site:

  1. Southways, Manchester
  2. One Manchester, Manchester
  3. Chesham Street, Rochdale
  4. Pitt Street, Oldham

Volunteering opportunities

We will be arranging a number of volunteering days so that members of the local communities can work alongside our teams to improve these valuable green spaces.

If you are interested in volunteering as part of the Natural Neighbourhoods programme please complete the form below and email it to Francesca.Sullivan@groundwork.org.uk

Volunteer Application Form


For more information on this project, get in touch:

CONTACT US

Made possible thanks to funding from Defra Green Recovery Challenge Fund and support from: