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Every year Groundwork delivers hundreds of projects across North
Wales creating better neighbourhoods, building skills and job
prospects and helping people to live and work in a greener way.
Our project at the Erlas Kitchen Garden near Wrexham helped 8
young unemployed people to develop new skills to give them the
confidence and training to secure sustainable employment. Erlas is
a Victorian walled Garden in Wrexham, which Groundwork has brought
back to life. The garden is now used as a training ground for young
people with produce from the garden being sold locally.
Groundwork North Wales are running a Reach the Heights project
in Conwy, Denbighshire and Gwyneth. The project is to encourage
young people between the ages of 14 -19 years to gain confidence
and knowledge to enable them to go on to further education,
employment or training.
Groundwork North Wales is looking for groups of young people to
take part in a fun and participatory programme of activities.
Funded by Funky Dragon, the Children and Young People's Assembly
for Wales, the programme is designed to help young people achieve
valuable skills, accreditation and experiences which help them in
Groundwork North Wales are delivering WCVA's Jobs Growth Wales
programme in Ceredigion, around Aberystwyth. We are looking for
organisations, small or large who would like to create a new
employment opportunity for a young person aged 16-24 years.
Our Gateway to Work project targets people from Conwy and
Denbighshire who are not currently in employment. Beneficiaries
join a free programme to help them to get back into work, training
Our Engagement Gateway programme targets people in Wrexham and
Flintshire who are currently not in employment. Beneficiaries join
a free programme to help them to get back into work, training or
Our Gateway to Work project is based at the Faenol Estate near
Bangor and at our Caernarfon Office.
The ILM project at our site in Wrexham provides opportunities to
48 young unemployed people. The project aims to give young people
practical work experience and access to training to improve
their employment prospects.
Our ILM project at the Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden at the
16th Century Mostyn Estate in Flintshire provides opportunities for
32 young unemployed people.The team at Mostyn have worked
hard to restore the kitchen gardens to their former glory. A
range of vegetables and herbs have been grown, including leeks,
potatoes, carrots, parsnips, beans and pumpkins.
Groundwork North Wales developed a sensory garden with TAPE
Community Arts and Film and a range of community groups from Old
Colwyn Bay. The garden plays a key role in hosting events and
workshops for disabled people and also helps isolated groups feel
part of the community. Project in partnership with CEMEX Community
Groundwork North Wales has been working with local volunteers to
develop a community allotment in Porthmadog to encourage people to
take up and interest in gardening and growing. Project in
partnership with Gwynedd Youth Service and Exercise Referral Team
The funding from M&S' carrier bag charge has enabled
Groundwork to develop a beautiful green space for the Community
Centre at Ty Cegin, in Bangor, Gwynedd.
Groundwork and QuayCat (Connah's Quay Community Action Team)
have worked hard to transform the wetlands area in Connah's Quay,
The area is now a nature reserve teaming with wildlife and access
to the site has been made possible thanks to the transformation
work carried out on the site.
In partnership with Britvic UK and Bangor University volunteers
from Groundwork North Wales worked with Bangor Football Club and
students to make environmental improvements around the new stadium
site in Nantporth. A great opportunity for groups to learn new
skills such as planting trees and shrubs.
The Green Spaces Team worked to regenerate an area of land at
Ysgol Llanfairpwll. Activities included tree planting, sowing wild
flower seeds and maintaining a willow tunnel. Project in
partnership with CCW.
Working in partnership with Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen to reuse an area
of land while providing opportunities for pupils to develop new
skills and a greater understanding of food production and healthy
eating. Project in partnership with CCW.
Work included developing the school's allotment area by laying a
network of paths and creating a live willow tunnel and outdoor
learning area. Garden is now being used by pupils to enhance
horticultural and environmental skills. Project in partnership with
In partnership with the High Sheriff Walk Fund, Groundwork North
Wales cleared sections of the disused Central Anglesey Railway
The project was supported by volunteers from Lein Amlwch groups
who worked towards accreditations as part of the Millennium
Volunteers and John Muir schemes.
Groundwork North Wales recently worked with staff and pupils at
Bwlchgwyn Primary School to complete a range of grounds
improvements, with the help of funding from CCW. The school already
have an active group which undertakes food growing projects within
the school grounds, and the school had identified that they wanted
a greenhouse facility to extend the growing season for these
volunteers and pupils.
Groundwork has secured funding through
the Wales Co-operative Centre's Social Enterprise Support Programme
to deliver Groundwork's Green Dragon Initiative across the
convergence areas of Wales (Anglesey, Gwynedd, Denbighshire,
Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Neath Port
Talbot, Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Tath, Merthyr Tydfil, Blaenau
Gwent, Caerphilly and Torfaen).
Groundwork North Wales 'Green Doctors' together with Wrexham
County Borough Council are to give a thorough health check to
hundreds of homes in Wrexham to treat the symptoms of fuel poverty.
Fuel poverty is caused by a combination of low household income,
high fuel bills and a poorly insulated house, Green Doctors can
help target fuel poverty through improving insulation and reducing
Groundwork North Wales are offering households in Gwynedd and
Anglesey the opportunity to get free help and practical advice to
enable them to save more than £100 per year on their energy
Groundwork's Community Garden Network Project develops community
gardens across Wrexham and Flintshire and is funded by the Big
Lottery and the Countryside Council of Wales until 2013.
Groundwork's Community Garden Network Project supports existing
community gardens and the development of new community gardens
across Wrexham and Flintshire.
Groundwork's' Mentro Allan Project worked with adults with
physical disabilities, learning disabilities, sensory impairments
and carers, encouraging them to take part in outdoor physical
activity to improve health and wellbeing.
Pedal Power is an innovative cycling service run and managed by
Groundwork North Wales which provides unique cycling and
volunteering opportunities for people of all abilities. We have 2
sites in North Wales, our main site at Alyn Waters Country park,
Wrexham and we also run a smaller service at Rhydymwyn Nature
Reserve in Flintshire.
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