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

  • A young girl in a wheelchair having fun in green space with two adult women

    From the Ground Up

    Empowering communities through environmental action Taking a community centred approach to policy and practice will be vital to ‘levelling’ up, addressing health inequalities and supporting a just transition to a low carbon economy. Groundwork is expert in achieving community development through environmental projects and, through our forty years of experience, we have identified key ingredients…

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    Growing Green Careers Report

    How people and places can thrive in a green economy Green jobs are any jobs that have a direct, positive impact on nature recovery or tackling climate change and that will form part of the low carbon economy of the future. Green jobs have the potential to provide long-term employment to thousands of people in…

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  • Youth in a Changing Climate

    What do young people really think about climate change? This report is based on focus groups and a survey of 500 young people. It explores young people’s views on climate change, what they want to see from the transition to a low carbon society, and how they would like to be involved. Published November 2021…

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