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About us

Groundwork is a National Charity that works with communities across the UK supporting them to create greener and more sustainable ways to live resulting in better living and working environments which in turn lead to an improvement in economic prospects.

The ACE Project

This programme will allow you to take on a new member of staff with a wage subsidy up to the Level of the National Minimum Wage for an average of 20 weeks. ACE candidates are 25 and over from the local community and have had some time out of work due to a disability or long term health condition. Our candidates are resilient and enthusiastic about re-entering the workforce, are supported by an ACE adviser throughout the process including with in-work support. Our aim is to match and prepare each participant with the appropriate vacancy.

Our team's primary focus is linking local people to local jobs who traditionally would have neither the access nor confidence to approach large organisations like yourselves for employment.

We have a diverse portfolio of candidates, with varied levels of education/experience and we are committed to supporting both sides through the recruitment and induction processes. To view our business brochure, follow the link here. It contains further information about the ACE project and how you can get involved. Initially targeting small businesses, we are opening up this opportunity to organisations of all types and sizes.

What we offer

  • For the Individual (Jobseeker/Customer)

One to one support and specialist advice

Matching and preparation for appropriate and suitable employment

Finding the right employer and vacancy for you

Providing in‐work support to help you settle into your new role


  • For Employers

Free tailored support to help you recruit locally

Subsidised wage costs to cover the initial months

Continued in-work support to your candidate during and after the subsidised period

Free training including Disability Equality training to help you become a disability aware business


How to get Involved

 If you are currently recruting and feel this scheme may be of interest to your organisation please do get in touch with us to discuss further.

 Please note this scheme has a limited funding window (up until 2018) so if this is something that you would be interested in participating in the near future, please email us at [email protected] or contact 0207 2781514 at the earliest possible opportunity. 

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