At Groundwork West Midlands we are passionate about creating a future with community is at its heart, one that is vibrant and green and one in which everyone can shape their own destiny and reach their potential.

We pride ourselves on being a community charity with a green heart, working across the whole of the West Midlands, including Birmingham, Stoke on Trent, the Black Country and Coventry.

For more than 40 years we have been supporting and working alongside our local communities to build better, greener lives. We help people tackle climate change, combat fuel poverty and navigate the cost of living crisis.

We are also committed to improving skills, getting people back into work and inspiring the next generation of community champions and green leaders.

We rely on the support of a huge range of individuals and organisations to do all we do. We can work with you to improve lives in a particular neighbourhood or city or collaborate on a UK-wide programme. Your time could be of huge value to our work, and in turn we can help develop your skills and support you to improve your local community.

Please support our vision for a society made up of sustainable communities.

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We are constantly recruiting. Find out more about our vacancies and opportunities today.

Read our policy reports

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    Ensuring equity in the green transition

    Our economy is changing. Adapting to climate change, reducingcarbon emissions and reversing the decline in biodiversity presentchallenges and opportunities for how we work. In many sectors ofthe economy this means new knowledge and a skills transition, whilein some it means significant growth in capacity and the creation ofwhole new training and professional development frameworks. Published…

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  • Fair, Green and Well

    Climate change, nature recovery, and health inequity are three of the biggest challenges facing society today. Well planned local action can help to address all three together while bringing a whole range of benefits to local communities. However, if we view each of these challenges in isolation, we risk missing opportunities to create to healthier,…

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  • Making Up Ground

    This report looks at the place of green infrastructure in urban regeneration policy and spending, from the early 1980s to the present day. Our analysis of recent funding for place-based regeneration allocated through the Levelling Up Fund and the UK Community Renewal Fund found that: We argue that green infrastructure is essential to both economic…

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