Changing places, changing lives – one green step at a time
Big global issues – the economy, the environment – have a big local impact. We work across the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face.
We provide training and create jobs, reduce energy and waste, re-connect people with nature and transform whole neighbourhoods. Step by step we’ll go on changing places and changing lives until everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong enough to shape its own destiny and everyone can reach their potential.
Groundwork is a national charity that works with communities across the UK supporting them to create better places, live and work in a greener, more sustainable way and to improve their economic prospects. We’ve been working in London for over 20 years helping to create a brighter, greener future for London and all Londoners.
We promote environmental best practice and play an active role in helping communities across London to become more sustainable, through education, training, community engagement, business support and collaborative open space improvements.
Last year (2013) nationally we set ourself three ambitious challenges to achieve by 2015:
By supporting people to work collectively to make their surroundings greener, safer and healthier and be actively involved in the way decisions are made about services in their area – Groundwork will improve 1,000 open spaces involving and benefiting 1 million people.
By helping people and businesses learn more about their environmental impact and act responsibly to reduce natural resource use and improve their health and wellbeing – Groundwork will help 100,000 households overcome fuel poverty.
By delivering support to increase the confidence, skills, well-being and employability of those furthest removed from the labour market, in particular young people – Groundwork will help 10,000 people move into education, training or work.
At Groundwork London we also set ourselves tough targets each year to keep on reducing our own environmental impact, which can be seen in our Environmental Policy 2015/16.
To view our annual accounts please visit The Charity Commission’s website.