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

  • Two men gardening, photographed from across a raised bed with plants in foreground

    Community Groups in a Crisis

    The Covid-19 pandemic impacted on every section of society. This research looks at the experiences of grassroots community groups during 2020, how they responded to support their communities, and how they can be empowered to continue playing a key role in their neighbourhoods through the next phase of the crisis and recovery. Published November 2021.…

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  • A man and woman smile holding cups of tea. They are in a community garden. The woman is in a wheelchair and wearing a wooly hat. The man is wearing a high viz jacket.

    Growing Spaces

    This report explores the social and environmental benefits created by community hubs, looking at three inspiring examples from across Groundwork: @theGrange in Blackpool, Grozone in Northwich and The Green Patch in Kettering. These hubs combine community food growing with a wide range of activities, helping local people improve their quality of life. Published September 2020.…

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  • Young Green Leaders at Our Bright Future project

    Our Bright Future: Green Leaders Summary Report

    The Green Leaders programme was one of 31 projects funded through the £33 million Our Bright Future portfolio managed by Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts on behalf of the National Lottery Community Fund (previously Big Lottery Fund). The programme was developed in response to a range of challenges facing young people and local communities in…

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