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

As part of the Groundwork Federation we celebrate our 40th anniversary in 2022 and while much has changed many of the issues we have been wrestling with remain; restoring pride of place and a sense of community, tackling climate change, working with unemployed people to improve their life chances or supporting individuals and communities with the multiple challenges of the current cost of living crisis.

I am fortunate to be the Executive Director of Groundwork Yorkshire – even in these most challenging of times our team continue to rise to the challenge of delivering ever more innovative solutions and support to the communities we serve. This impact report highlights some of what Groundwork Yorkshire has achieved in the last year.

In the coming year we will be supporting a number of our local authority partners as they strive to make the most of the Levelling Up Opportunities designed to help build pride in place. We will also, as we always have, work with individuals and communities to grow human capital and build community resilience.

On behalf of the Trustees and myself I would like to thank our great team, our many partners and all of those who don’t just participate in our projects but actively help us Change Places and Change Lives.

Adrian Curtis
A. Curtis Executive Director