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‘Merthyr Green Teams’ Case Study: Jordan Jennings

Jordan Jennings is 23, and spent 7 weeks volunteering on our Green Teams programme based in Merthyr.

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Healthy Rivers - Vale Terrace Weir

Earlier this year, the Healthy Rivers team had noted the height of the Vale Terrace Weir (near Tredegar on the Sirhowy river) posed an issue to migratory fish, due to the water level falling far below the normal.

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‘Wood2Work’ Case Study: Michael

Our Wood 2 Work programme, based at our professional wood workshop in Aberbargoed in Caerphilly, supports local people to learn practical carpentry and traditional skills such as wood crafting, carving and willow weaving with the aim to support sustainable development in rural areas.

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‘Healthy Rivers’ Case Study: River Ebbw Clean-Up

The Healthy Rivers programme creates partnerships with water organisations to make environmental improvements to rivers and improve their ecological status

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Groundwork Wales has achieved the Investing in Volunteers quality standard

We are pleased to announce that Groundwork Wales has achieved the Investing in Volunteers quality standard, in recognition for our excellent practice in working with volunteers.

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‘Routes2Life’ Case Study: Christopher Taylor

Our Routes2Life programme is based at our horticultural farm site in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly. It provides volunteers of all ages with the opportunity to learn and develop a range of practical horticultural and countryside skills; from hedging to pruning. Case study of Chris Taylor

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‘Merthyr Green Teams’ Case Study: Cyfartha Park Community Garden with ‘Only Men Allowed Group’

Our ‘Green Team’ projects aim to encourage young people to develop skills, qualifications and the confidence for the working world, through work in underdeveloped outdoor areas in South Wales Valleys. This is a case study of Leon Blogs a volunteer with the ‘Only Men Allowed’ volunteering group.

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‘Greencare’ Case study at Cwrt Rhyd

One of our past projects was at Cwrt Rhyd, a sheltered housing unit in Ebbw Vale. Groundwork Wales were asked to extend the existing car park, to provide additional car parking space for the residents as the original car park was insufficient for the residents, staff and visitors that use it.

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‘Green Care’ Case Study: Bargoed YMCA

Our Green Care programme provides ground maintenance and space improvement services to community groups, social landlords and charities.

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“Studying Outdoor Skills” Case Study: Luke Davies

Case study of Our Studying Outdoor Skills Project, based at Sirhowy Woodlands in Blaenau Gwent

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Tesco Bags of Help Celebration

Members of our Tesco Bags of Help team attended a celebration event on Monday 18th June at Portcullis House, Westminster, London.

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“Merthyr Green Teams” Case Study: Carwyn Kendry

One of our ‘Green Team’ projects, based in Merthyr Tydfil, encourages young people to develop skills, qualifications and the confidence for the working world

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