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Contact Information

Monday to Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm

E-mail: Nicholas.Ripley@groundwork.org.uk

Tel: 0300 3033 292

M: 0797 1842768

Groundwork Overview

Groundwork was founded in 1981 as a radical experiment to bring together communities, businesses and government in a joint effort to improve the quality of life and promote sustainable development in places that had become run-down and neglected.

Head Offices

North East

Unit 14 Parsons Court
Welbury Way
Aycliffe Industrial Park
Newton Aycliffe


Environment and Business Centre
Merlyn-Rees Avenue, Morley
Leeds LS27 9SL

South and North Tyneside

The Eco Centre
Windmill Way
NE31 1SR

What we do

We provide a range of services and a wide range of projects helping communities and individual find practical solutions to the challenges they face.

Groundwork Size

As a Northern group, between the trusts, we currently turnover nearly £20m, employ over 450 staff.

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New and Existing Press Release


22nd July 2022GWK NE_Press Release_21 Years Later Volunteer Becomes New Groundwork NE …

30th June 2022 Press Release NE&C Newcastle Quayside

20th April 2022CEO Press Release: Moving on to Greener Pastures

19th April 2022Little Terns Get a Little Help

17th November: Step Forward Tees Valley participant is runner up at Catalyst Achievement Awards

Step Forward Tees Valley participant is runner up at Catalyst Achievement Awards

Revitalising our Estuaries responds to North East coastal and estuaries crisis by delivering a blue/green recovery

NLHF GRCF Revitalising our Estuaries 28 July 2021

Selby Connected Programme launches Press release