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Each year we work on around 900 projects and initiatives around
You can find out more about some of them by reading the case
studies below. We want to share our learning and help others
replicate our work.
You can also view our case studies via a google map.
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 The Green Doctor team provided energy efficiency gadgets and advice to help Mrs Williamson keep her fuel bills down
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: Bradford, West Yorkshire Implementing an Environmental Management System (EMS) can save businesses significant amounts of money. Find out how much Bulmer & Lumb saved when they worked with our EBS team to devise and implement their own EMS...
Location: Selby Gardening Service providing training and supported work experience for adults with physical, mental health and learning needs
Location: Kettlethorpe The project has seen the creation of a new network of footpaths throughout the woodland which will in turn increase the usage of the area throughout the seasons. Selective tree clearance has resulted in a brighter, more open and inviting space and the planting of over 150 new trees has helped to fill voids in the woodland where a new lease of life was required.
Location: Wakefield In 2010 Groundwork successfully secured £26,500 from the Marks & Spencer Greener Living Spaces fund to develop a project in the green space to the front of the City Centre flats and apartments on the corner of George Street and Rodneys Yard in Wakefield City Centre. This funding is from the 5p charged for carrier bags in most M&S food stores.
WDH matched the M&S funding with a further £25,000 from their capital budget bringing the project total to £51,500.
Location: Eastfield, Scarborough Action Plan for the regeneration of the Eastfield Estate in south Scarborough
Location: Castleford The main aim of the Temple Street project was to change the visual and physical appearence of the run down area.
Location: Wakefield This is a national initiative which is part of Cadbury’s commitment to the 2012 Olympics as official treat provider and is currently receiving national press coverage on the television and national media.