CharityDetail

What it does
    To promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment;to provide facilities in the interest of social welfare for recreation and lesiure time occupation ; advance public education in environmental matters and to help people conserve, protect and improve their environment.
Who works here
  • 352 employees and 4000 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • Children/young People
  • Elderly/old People
  • People With Disabilities
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • The General Public/mankind
Sector(s) covered
  • Education/training
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science
  • Amateur Sport
  • Environment/conservation/heritage
  • Economic/community Development/employment
Where it operates
  • Throughout London
How it's governed
  • UK Charity, number: 1121105
  • First registered on 09/10/2007
Financial Data
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers Filed on
31/03/2018 £19,906,292 £19,322,596 £583,696 2 352 4000 07/12/2018
31/03/2017 £15,365,476 £13,738,915 £1,626,561 £7,779,980 2 222 9766 02/01/2018
31/03/2016 £11,313,255 £11,251,675 £61,580 £6,168,623 3 88 4000 17/11/2016
31/03/2015 £10,213,613 £10,162,747 £50,866 £5,771,414 3 88 800 02/12/2015
31/03/2014 £10,436,027 £9,936,360 £499,667 £5,720,548 3 98 670 01/12/2014
31/03/2013 £11,752,512 £11,092,562 £659,950 £5,220,881 2 104 25 25/10/2013
31/03/2012 £12,655,245 £11,431,044 £1,224,201 £4,560,931 3 119 0 21/11/2012
31/03/2011 £14,039,074 £14,135,876 -£96,802 £3,336,730 1 128 0 11/11/2011
Donations received

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 5 grant making charities totalling £3,998,094

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£131,088
31/10/2018
Greater London Authority TOTTENHAM SILVER SPORTS: We will create activity hubs in Sheltered Housing Schemes in Tottenham bringing residents and non-residents together through sports in order to reduce isolation, improve health & happiness. The project will be co-produced with beneficiaries. Peer support and training will ensure its sustainability.
£139,508
30/09/2018
Greater London Authority Safe&Sound will support 216 young people at risk in Southwark to make more positive choices, reach their potential, and prevent them getting involved in serious violence/criminal activity. Providing creative music workshops and coaching/mentoring to help them develop new skills, feel positive about their achievements and explore their feelings/emotions behind their behaviours to set goals and action plans, make better choices, and ultimately fulfil their potential.
£174,650
05/06/2017
National Lottery The project will increase social inclusion in the Coast to Capital LEP area, by providing innovative support to help disadvantaged participants towards and into employment.
£12,303
31/03/2017
London Borough of Southwark Youth and play grant Oct-March grant from the Environment & Social Regeneration department
£15,563
31/03/2017
London Borough of Southwark Youth grant Apr-Sept 2017 grant from the Environment & Social Regeneration department
£285,000
31/10/2016
National Lottery This project aims to provide employment focused activities that will result in sustainable job opportunities for refugees who have settled in Central London. This will be achieved through a package of personalised interventions, which will improve the economic prospects of unemployed refugees.
£30,000
30/09/2016
Masonic Trust 1-1 mentoring and support for NEET young people, long-term unemployed adults and people with chronic health problems or disabilities. Aims to address barriers to employment, build confidence and gain social, practical and technical skills.
£22,000
30/09/2016
Clothworkers Foundation refurbishment of building for a charity which works with disadvantaged young people in London
£10,000
31/08/2016
National Lottery The organisation will use the funding to hold a community event in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as part of the Urban Food Fortnight. This will enable the organisation to bring people together, including new and old residents, to celebrate community, volunteering and local food growing.
£28,610
31/08/2016
National Lottery This grant will be used to develop plans for a project that aims to help unemployed people in Croydon find work. Participants will include people over 50, those with disabilities and ethnic minorities. The development funding will pay for detailed mapping across participant profiles, referral partners, volunteering opportunities and legal support.
£1,166,061
30/04/2016
National Lottery This project will support people aged 24 plus in South and Central London with long-term health problems or disabilities into sustained and meaningful employment in the open labour market. It will offer placements in various employment sectors to give people the skills and experience to find work.
£1,677,665
30/04/2016
National Lottery This project aims to support people aged over 24 with long-term health problems or disabilities into sustained employment in the open labour market. The service will be delivered in North, East and West London and will offer placements in various employment sectors across the area.
£37,640
31/03/2016
National Lottery The funding will be used to develop detailed mapping of refugee and borough profiles and characteristics (including the client journey), partnership development of common monitoring tools, participant consultation forums, stakeholders consultations, legal support for partnership agreements and drafting a high level delivery plan.
£31,126
31/03/2016
London Borough of Southwark Youth service - main grant grant from the Environment & Leisure department
£43,440
31/10/2015
National Lottery This grant will be used to develop plans for a project in South and Central London to support people aged 24+ with long term health problems or disabilities into sustained and meaningful employment in the open labour market. The development funding will be used to map participant needs and borough services, consult with participants, develop partnerships and a monitoring toolkit.
£43,440
31/10/2015
National Lottery This grant will be used to develop plans for a project in North, East and West London to support people aged 24+ with long term health problems or disabilities into sustained and meaningful employment in the open labour market. The development funding will be used to map participant needs and borough services, consult with participants, develop partnerships and a monitoring toolkit.
£105,000
31/05/2015
Greater London Authority In relation to the Climate Proofing Social Housing Landscapes Project
£35,000
31/03/2015
Greater London Authority To deliver the Community Strand of the Pocket Parks Programme
£10,000
31/10/2014
Greater London Authority Speed Volunteering project - Team Wandle
Governance
Trustees (8)
Main office

GROUNDWORK
18-21 MORLEY STREET
LONDON
SE1 7QZ

Objectives

2.1) TO PROMOTE THE CONSERVATION, PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE PHYSICAL AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT IN LONDON (THE AREA). 2.2) TO PROVIDE FACILITIES IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR RECREATION AND LEISURE TIME OCCUPATION WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE FOR THOSE LIVING IN OR WORKING IN OR RESORTING TO THE AREA. 2.3) TO ADVANCE PUBLIC EDUCATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS AND OF THE WAYS OF BETTER CONSERVING, PROTECTING AND IMPROVING THE SAME WHERESOEVER. 2.4) TO PROMOTE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT, URBAN OR RURAL REGENERATION IN AREAS OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEPRIVATION WITHIN THE AREA BY ALL OR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING MEANS: 2.4.1) THE RELIEF OF POVERTY IN SUCH WAYS AS MAY BE THOUGHT FIT; 2.4.2) THE RELIEF OF UNEMPLOYMENT IN SUCH WAYS AS MAY BE THOUGHT FIT INCLUDING ASSISTANCE TO FIND EMPLOYMENT; 2.4.3) THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION, TRAINING OR RE-TRAINING PARTICULARLY AMONGST UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE AND PROVIDING UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE WITH WORK EXPERIENCE; 2.4.4) THE PROVISION OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, BUSINESS ADVICE OR CONSULTANCY IN ORDER TO PROVIDE TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE IN CASES OF FINANCIAL OR OTHER CHARITABLE NEED THROUGH HELP: I) IN SETTING UP THEIR OWN BUSINESSES; OR II) TO EXISTING BUSINESSES; 2.4.5) THE CREATION OF TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES BY THE PROVISION OF WORK SPACE, BUILDINGS AND/OR LAND FOR USE ON FAVOURABLE TERMS; 2.4.6) THE PROVISION OF HOUSING FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN CONDITIONS OF NEED AND TH IMPROVEMENT OF HOUSING IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR OR IN CHARITABLE OWNERSHIP PROVIDED THAT SUCH POWER SHALL NOT EXTEND TO RELIEVING ANY LOCAL AUTHORITIES OR OTHER BODIES OF A STATUTORY DUTY TO PROVIDE OR IMPROVE HOUSING; 2.4.7) THE MAINTENANCE, IMPROVEMENT OR PROVISION OF PUBLIC AMENITIES, INCLUDING THE PROVISION OF ROUTEWAYS SUCH AS FOOTPATHS AND CYCLEWAYS AND ACCESS TO MAIN TRANSPORT ROUTES; 2.4.8) THE PRESERVATION OF BUILDINGS OR SITES OF HISTORIC OR ARCHITECTURAL IMPORTANCE; 2.4.9) THE PROVISION OR ASSISTANCE IN THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR THE PUBLIC AT LARGE AND/OR THOSE WHO BE REASON OF THEIR YOUTH, AGE, INFIRMITY OR DISABLEMENT, POVERTY OR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES, HAVE NEED OF SUCH FACILITIES; 2.4.10) THE PROTECTION OR CONSERVATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT, INCLUDING THE RECLAMATION OF DERELICT LAND FOR USE AS OPEN SPACE; 2.4.11) THE PROVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH FACILITIES AND CHILDCARE, INCLUDING THE PROVISION OF SCHEMES TO PROMOTE HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES AND CRECHE FACILITIES TO INCREASE THE ABILITY OF PARENTS TO TAKE UP EMPLOYMENT; 2.4.12) THE PROMOTION OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND PREVENTION OF CRIME, INCLUDING THE ALLEVIATION OF ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR; 2.4.13) SUCH OTHER MEANS AS MAY FROM TIME TO TIME BE DETERMINED SUBJECT TO THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE CHARITY COMMISSIONERS FOR ENGLAND AND WALES. 2.5) TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC WITHIN THE AREA BY: A) THE PRESERVATION, CONSERVATION AND THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE PRUDENT USE OF RESOURCES; B) THE RELIEF OF POVERTY AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE IN SOCIALLY AND DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES; C) THE PROMOTION OF SUSTAINABLE MEANS OF ACHIEVING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND REGENERATION. 2.6) TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN SUBJECTS RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THE PROTECTION, ENHANCEMENT AND REHABILITATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND TO PROMOTE STUDY AND RESEARCH IN SUCH SUBJECTS PROVIDED THAT THE USEFUL RESULTS OF SUCH STUDY ARE DISSEMINATED TO THE PUBLIC AT LARGE. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THIS ARTICLE AND IN ARTICLE 3.5 ABOVE MEANS "DEVELOPMENT WHICH MEETS THE NEEDS OF THE PRESENT WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE ABILITY OF FUTURE GENERATIONS TO MEET THEIR OWN NEEDS". 2.7) TO PROMOTE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF CHARITIES IN THE DIRECT FURTHERANCE OF THEIR OBJECTS (OR ANY ONE OF THEM) BY THE PROVISION OF INFORMATION, ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT, ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT OF SUCH CHARITIES INCLUDING ASSISTANCE OF ALL TYPES IN CONNECTION WITH THE RAISING AND DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS. 2.8 TO PROMOTE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC BY THE PROVISION OF INFORMATION, SUPPORT AND ADVICE TO LOCAL COMMUNITY BASED GROUPS ANYWHERE IN THE AREA.