Groundwork North, East & West Yorkshire
Groundwork is an entrepreneurial charity that delivers projects and services to change places and change lives across North, East & West Yorkshire by:
- improving people’s prospects
- creating better places
- promoting greener living and working
We have offices in Wakefield, Leeds, Selby, Scarborough and Hull. Our projects in Wakefield include:
- £5.6 million award-winning redevelopment of Kirkgate Station – we led the partnership project which saw a complete overhaul of this local station which has now become the catalyst for the regeneration of the wider area. The design work for the exterior was completed by our in-house chartered landscape architects. There is now office space to let and meeting rooms for hire.
- Jobmatch UK – our in-house recruitment agency works with individuals and businesses across the region to place the right candidate in the right role. Profits are reinvested back into the charity to support our community projects.
- Whitwood Golf Club – we manage this community golf club, providing green space and healthy living opportunities for the local area. The club will soon launch Wakefield’s first footgolf course with funding from Key Fund and Big Lottery’s Power to Change.
- Corporate volunteering days – we work with a number of organisations across the Leeds City Region to offer corporate volunteering opportunities and CSR projects to help them improve employee engagement while giving something back to the community in which they work.
- Education for all – from curriculum-led activities in primary schools to post-16 courses and informal adult learning sessions, we provide quality and innovative learning experiences that increase people’s skills and confidence. We offer skills and training opportunities at Thornes Park, with provision of CSCS, horticulture and construction training.
- Community engagement – we work with partners to develop projects which increase a sense of pride and wellbeing in the community. Our teams of community engagement specialists, youth workers and landscape architects are experienced in translating people’s views into positive change – from regenerating a neglected green space to tackling anti-social behaviour.