The first Groundwork Trust in the region was established in 1987 covering the South Leeds area. Since then work in the region has extended and the structure now includes a regional office in Leeds and six operational Trusts which are; Creswell, Dearne Valley, Leeds, Sheffield, Wakefield and Selby.� Groundwork Yorkshire & The Humber is working constantly with local partners and ODPM to determine the need for future development in various parts of the region.
Since the establishment of the first Trust in Yorkshire & The Humber, Groundwork has delivered thousands of projects in neighbourhoods that are blighted by high unemployment, high crime levels, poor public health, run-down housing and public spaces, neglected waste ground and struggling businesses. These projects aim to improve things in three ways :
- For People : creating opportunities for people to learn new skills and take local action
- For Places : creating better, safer and healthier neighbourhoods
- For Prosperity : helping businesses and individuals fulfil their potential �
Groundwork’s purpose is to :
“Build sustainable communities through joint environmental action”
We do this by getting residents, businesses and other local organisations involved in practical projects that improve the quality of life, bring about regeneration and lay the foundations for sustainable development.
Groundwork believes a ‘sustainable community’ is one that is vibrant, healthy and safe, which respects the local and global environment and where individuals and enterprise prosper.