Groundwork UK

Groundwork UK

Groundwork UK is an environmental organisation in the United Kingdom.


In 1980, the Countryside Commission launched an initiative known as UFEX80. This was re-branded as "Operation Groundwork" in 1981, and the first Groundwork Trust came into being at St. Helens and Knowsley that year. The organisation has been known as Groundwork UK since then, within a federation of individual Groundwork Trusts, and led by the Groundwork Foundation.


Groundwork UK aims to improve the quality of life throughout the UK. Its priorities are people, places and prosperity, and it aims to build safer and stronger communities, to promote health and well-being, to support local economies, to promote environmental sustainability, to combat climate change, to provide young people with something to do, and to tackle worklessness.

It works locally, regionally and nationally, through public, private and voluntary partnerships in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Groundwork UK does not have any local trusts in Scotland, but it works with Scottish charities and agencies.

Groundwork trusts in the UK

*North West: Bury; Cheshire; Lancashire West & Wigan; Manchester,Salford & Trafford; Merseyside; Oldham & Rochdale; Pennine Lancashire; Tameside.
*North East: East Durham; Northumberland; South Tees; South Tyneside & Newcastle; West Durham & Darlington.
*Northern Ireland.
*Yorkshire & The Humber: Cresswell; Dearne Valley; Leeds; Selby; Sheffield; Wakefield.
*East Midlands: Ashfield & Mansfield, Newark & Sherwood; Cresswell; Derby & Derbyshire; Greater Nottingham; Leicester & Leicestershire; Lincolnshire; North Northamptonshire.
*West Midlands: Birmingham & Solihull; Black Country; Coventry & Warwickshire; Stoke-on-Trent.
*Wales: Bridgend & Neath Port Talbot; Caerphilly; Merthyr & Rhondda Cynon Taff; Wrexham & Flintshire.
*East of England: Hertfordshire; Luton & South Bedfordshire; South Essex.
*South West: Devon & Cornwall.
*South East: Thames Valley; Kent & Medway; Solent.
*London: East London; Meton; North London; Southwark and Lambeth; South East London; Thames Valley; West London.

ee also

*Groundwork Kent & Medway

*Groundwork Hertfordshire

External links

* [ Groundwork UK]
* [ Website of Groundwork Leicester & Leicestershire]
* [ Website of Groundwork East Durham]
* [ Website of Groundwork East of England]
* [ Website of Groundwork Hertfordshire]
* [ Website of Groundwork Luton & South Bedfordshire]
* [ Website of Groundwork Oldham & Rochdale]

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