Big global issues – the economy, the environment – have a big local impact. We work across the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face.
Focusing on new and existing urban environments, we work with local people and our local partners to create better places to live and work.
The vast majority of our projects depend upon the support and expertise of others; our approach is always to build partnerships based on common ambition.
We do not duplicate the work of any existing organisations; we collaborate and co-ordinate to achieve what local people ask us to do.
The Groundwork movement was established more than three decades ago as a one-off experiment to galvanise 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. It has since grown into a national network and international movement of independent Groundwork Trusts which is collectively one of the UK’s largest charities and social enterprises.
Every Groundwork Trust is rooted in the area it serves. Each Trust’s programmes and services are tailored to the needs of partners and communities in their locality. When all that local activity is added together, it becomes a major national force for change.