Groundwork London

Groundwork London is an environmental regeneration charity that has been operating in London for nearly 20 years. We currently deliver over 500 projects each year, the majority in the Capital’s most disadvantaged communities, spanning across our three thematic areas:

    • Improving people’s prospects – delivering support to increase the confidence, skills, well-being and employability of those furthest removed from the labour market, in particular young people
    • Promoting greener living and working – helping people and businesses learn more about their environmental impact and act responsibly to reduce natural resource use and improve their health
    • Creating better places – supporting people to work collectively to make their surroundings greener, safer and healthier and be actively involved in the way decisions are made about services in their area

Climate change is one of the biggest threats our society faces, and there is evidence that disadvantaged communities tend to suffer disproportionately from its effects. Groundwork’s climate change portfolio is designed to support these communities and all our partners in increasing their resilience. Projects range from small local community food growing schemes and young people acting as Climate Change Ambassadors to pan-London behaviour change programmes for schools and households, and from small open space adaptation showcases to transnational partnerships on the role of multi-functional open space and spatial planning in climate adaptation.

Anita Konrad

Anita Konrad is Groundwork’s Director of Strategic Partnerships and Programmes, leading on Groundwork’s regional, national and international programmes and relationships, e.g. with the GLA and its Functional Bodies, national agencies and European partners. Her role also contributes to the development of relevant public policies at those levels, and helps to translates these into joint delivery opportunities.

Anita has almost twenty years of practical experience of working with local stakeholders in a variety of roles and in a number of different European countries. She also holds an MSc in Regional & Urban Planning and is an Associate of the Institute for Environmental Management & Assessment.