The Northern Network is a radical new movement connecting Green Community Hubs across the North of England.

Shared green spaces such as community farms, parks, fields, and allotments can all help to create thriving and resilient communities. They have the potential to bring people together, enhance prospects, improve health and wellbeing, and even take action on the environment.

To power a vibrant new movement across the North, our new network is connecting communities, places, and projects, and providing learning exchanges, peer support, training, toolkits, and more. As a result, we’re helping create a future where every neighbourhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny, and no-one is held back by their background or circumstances.

About the Network

Between September 2022 and March 2024 Groundwork is developing and supporting a network of people and projects, all aspiring to grow greener communities.

Working across 5 Groundwork Trusts, with facilitators in each area, the network is providing support, guidance, and training, and supporting 5 Green Community Hubs across the North of England. Groundwork’s ambition is to not only support the communities involved but to start a movement that will inspire other people across the country.

Both the Network, and the hubs are co-designed by their communities, addressing their specific needs, whether that be gaps in services, lack of outdoor space, or concerns about the climate emergency.

Get Involved

Help us grow The Northern Network, there are lots of ways to get involved…

Join the Network

Join the Northern Network to access member events, training, resources, and more. 

You can also contact Groundwork’s Northern Network team directly by email

And follow the Northern Network across social media:


Press Release – Announcing the Northern Network

Thanks to support from

This project is made possible thanks to the support of the National Lottery Community Fund.