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We carry out dozens of projects and initiatives each year.
Read more about just a few of them below, or view some of
Groundwork's projects across Yorkshire & The
Humber on our interactive
Location: Marlborough Street Estate, Central Leeds Residents of the Marlborough Street estate can now relax as well as get involved in food growing and gardening activities on their doorstep thanks to the development of two brand new garden areas on land once dominated by concrete paving slabs.
Location: Leeds Chop n Go is an enterprise run by 16-18 year olds who make and sell products from recycled and sustainably sourced wood, learning all about business in the process.
Location: Halifax The Green Doctor team has been working hard in Calderdale to deliver energy efficiency savings and keep residents warm. Read Philip's story...
Location: Leeds 2012 saw the 25th anniversary of Groundwork Leeds. Find out how the Trust began and explore some of the fantastic projects we've been involved in with local people and organisations during our history.
Location: Leeds Damian achieved amazing things on our Foundation Learning course, Innov8, having left school disillusioned and demotivated...
Location: Leeds A group of young people on our Foundation Learning courses helped develop the grounds of a local youth centre, putting their newly acquired skills to good use.
Location: Bramley Primary School, Leeds Groundwork worked with children and parents to build a cob oven as part of the school gardening area. This was run as an after school extracurricular activity to bring parents into the school community.
Location: Leeds The Junior Wardens project has given young people from Halton Moor the chance to get involved with environmental issues in their local area, as well as build confidence and team-working skills.
Location: Calder Homes Park, Hebden Bridge A valued facility, this skate park had become a victim of its own success due to wear and tear and overcrowding. It was therefore altered to cater for the large number of young people wanting to use the facility, and for different skateboarding abilities.
Location: Tynwald Woods Tynwald Woods was transformed from being an overgrown, unusable space to an urban oasis which can be enjoyed by all members of the community.
Location: Keighley Groundwork worked with 200 pupils from Long Lee Primary School to explore how the curriculum could be taught outside, and investigate the benefits of outdoor learning.
Location: Tinshill Garth This community space was transformed from overgrown area with unusable play equipment to a green space where nature could thrive and local people could relax.
Location: Leeds A city-centre makeover in Leeds - courtesy of Marks & Spencer.
Location: Leeds Pupils from Little London Primary School in Leeds design their own 'sustainable spaces'!
Location: Keighley CU In The Wild encourages pupils to explore their school grounds and local green spaces, using GPS technology and geocaching
Location: Middleton Park Circus The project aimed to develop an area of unnatractive open space in the centre of Middleton to benefit local residents, visitors and businesses
Location: Leeds Woodland Mount was a neglected pocket park which we transformed into an useful community area, full of clean green space and trees.
Location: Leeds Groundwork worked with People Matters to deliver a three-year programme of green volunteering opportunities for young people in Leeds and Bradford.