We combine local knowledge with national reach.

Groundwork has been supporting communities to take practical action for over 40 years.

Thousands of projects every year that make a real and lasting difference in the places that need it most. Our work has a real impact that you can see – helping people into work, creating stronger communities, better neighbourhoods and a fairer and greener future in which people, places and nature thrive.

Image of new to nature trainees in london October 2023. Image shows 5 young people in a woodland area smiling at the camera.

 What We Do: Wellies in the woods photo of a woman holding cups with two young children in outdoor setting.
Community Services

We help people come together to change the places where they live for the better and to develop their skills, build their confidence and make new friendships.

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Life Skills and Employment

We develop tailored local initiatives with employers, schools and colleges to help people improve their prospects and also run major employment support initiatives on behalf of local and national government.

What We Do: Woman reading from picture book with children around, in outdoor setting.
Supporting Young People

We work with young people in and out of schools to encourage them to learn, to help them develop as people and to have inspirational experiences that they will remember for life.

What We Do: Photo of a large group of people in an outdoor allotment holding gardening tools.
Corporate Responsibility

We help businesses put their corporate responsibility strategies into action by connecting them with communities and helping them build social value into their services.

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Grant Management

We provide grant management services to national and local government, public sector agencies, corporate partners and charitable trusts.

What We Do: Photo of a woman sitting on a couch with an older women engaging in a conversation about energy.
Energy, Water and Waste

We help people to reduce their use of resources to save them money – and become part of the movement battling the climate crisis.

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Sustainable Business

We help businesses and organisations of all shapes and sizes cut their costs, rise to the challenge of reducing their carbon impact and be more efficient and resilient.

What We Do: Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire & Merseyside young apprentices, Mia Francis (she) Samuel Gibson (tall grey t-shirt) Billy Hunt (white t-shirt) Sam Phillips (dark blue t-shirt)
Landscape Services

We help groups, organisations, businesses and landowners create and develop landscapes and green spaces that boost wellbeing, increase resilience and bring a bit of happiness and joy to those that use them.

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Groundwork Trusts are supporting communities and creating a green future across the UK.

Find out how we’re changing places and lives in your area.