The charity released the film last year and was created to celebrate the people and organisations that harness community spirit and aims to inspire more people to take action in their own communities.
Graham Duxbury, national CEO of Groundwork, said:
We are thrilled to be in the final shortlist to win a Charity Film of the Year award. The film was designed to showcase the amazing work that our volunteers and staff do to improve places and spaces across the UK and it’s great that it has been recognised.
The film features Groundwork volunteer, Tom who volunteers at Grow @ The Grange in Blackpool.
After years of living with severe depression, Tom is finally starting to feel better about himself and life in general. He puts it all down to volunteering at a local community garden.
I had no friends, I wouldn’t talk to anyone. The only people I ever talked to was to say hello to the shopkeeper. I just love that I’m volunteering. They always ask me: when are you coming back? Because we need you. It’s positive to me, that I’m part of the team.
The vote is due to close mid-March with the winners announced shortly after.