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Changing places, changing lives - one green step at a time

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.

About us

Groundwork helps communities across Wales create better neighbourhoods, build skills and job prospects and to live and work in a greener way.

We work towards a vision – of a society of sustainable communities which are vibrant, healthy and safe, which respect the local and global environment and where individuals and enterprise prosper.


  • Nurture, Equip, Thrive

    £14.7m EU funding to boost work schemes in the South Wales Valleys

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  • Healthy Rivers Case Study: Llanhilleth Clean Up (Ebbw River)

    The Healthy Rivers programme creates partnerships with water organisations, to make environmental improvements to rivers and improve their ecological status. Groundwork and South East Wales Rivers Trust, Natural Resources Wales and Dwr Cymru work in partnership to co-ordinate the removal or modification of barriers for fish migration, to promote our river to the local communities and groups, and to improve the local environment around the waterways.

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  • Green Care Case Study: Rhud Dlan Way

    Our Green Care programme provides ground maintenance and space improvement services to community groups, social landlords and charities. Our aim is to provide quality work at reasonable prices to help improve outdoor spaces, while offering work and volunteering opportunities for people seeking to improve their employment prospects with new skills.

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  • Tesco Bags of Help Case Study: Abergavenny Crafty Women

    Crafty Women is a group of inventive creative women who have been developing new crafting skills and support each other through ‘the tough stuff life throws at us’ since 2013. They reuse, upcycle, create, share stories and enjoy the simple pleasures of crafting.

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  • Working with Compassion

    Invitation: Breakfast Briefing: Working with Compassion: A Tookit for Wales, 2nd November 9.30 -11.30 at Ty Mynyddislwyn Environment Centre

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  • ‘Tesco Bags of Help’ Case Study: Sospan Shredders Mens’ Shed

    The Sospan Shredders were a volunteering group without premises, until they received the grant from the Bags of Help fund.

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