ABOUT Groundwork


Groundwork is a federation of charities mobilising practical community action on poverty and the environment across the UK.

The Northern Network is delivered by Groundwork in the North, a collaboration of 5 Trusts working across the North of England: Cheshire, Lancashire, and Merseyside; Greater Manchester; Yorkshire; Cumbria and North East; and South and North Tyneside.

Here at Groundwork, we’re passionate about creating a future where every neighbourhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and no-one is held back by their background or circumstances.

We believe that working with local communities to build their resilience is vital in facing up to the challenges of a globalised economy and a changing climate. We know that the negative effects of climate change and environmental breakdown impact first and worst on those who have the least power in society, and who contribute least to the cause of the crisis. A ‘just transition’ to an inclusive, net-zero economy must tackle, rather than entrench, this inequality and provide a springboard for better work and healthier, happier lives in the places that need it most.

This means creating green jobs that build wealth in local communities, changing behaviour to reduce wasted food, energy and water, providing biodiverse, accessible green spaces, supporting businesses to be more responsible and empowering communities to lead activities that improve their quality of life and promote health and wellbeing.

Get Involved

Help us grow The Northern Network, there are lots of ways to get involved…

Attend our events

Join us at one of our online or in-person training and networking events.

Add your hub

Add your Green Community Hub to our Green Map of the North.

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