Groundwork & Local Business

We help local businesses put their corporate responsibility strategies into action by connecting them with communities, reducing their impact on the environment and helping them build social value into their services. With projects all over South and North Tyneside, we’re unique in that we can combine local knowledge and networks with an ability to manage relationships and capture impact on a national level. By working together we can help you engage your colleagues and customers in a way that delivers pride as well as purpose.  

Creating social impact

We’ve worked in partnership with businesses in all sectors to help make a difference on the ground for over three decades. From major national partnerships to one-off employee volunteering events, we work flexibly with businesses to understand their needs and design programmes that benefit their employees and customers as well as the communities in which they operate. 

Find out more about working with us

We can help you to: 

Demonstrate your commitment to communities:
helping us to protect and improve the spaces and services that make our local areas vibrant, healthy and sustainable 

Take a lead on the climate crisis:
by supporting our local community initiatives you will be empowering people to take grassroots action on the environment and our specialist advisers on waste and resource efficiency can also help you reduce your impact and move a step closer to the circular economy. 

Deliver corporate responsibility:
we can work with you to co-design a corporate responsibility partnership that harnesses the unique strengths of your brand and workforce to play a positive role in the communities where you operate. 

Inspire your employees:
through volunteering days in real-life community projects we can help your colleagues give something back, boost their skills and build more effective teams. We can work together to deliver large team challenge events that make a tangible impact in communities or build long-term links that help grassroots groups benefit from your skills and resources. 

Create social value:
we can help you think beyond shareholder value and deliver social value too – designing your services in a way that supports community infrastructure, promotes local skills and employment and minimises harmful impacts on the environment.