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“I ‘ve never experienced a chance like this to thrive… full respect for the representation Grapevine gives by being guiding hands along the journey.”

Bengy Jake Speer, Changemaker and City of Culture Leadership Team member

Esther Foreman

“The movement we’ve seen in Coventry is revolutionising public health. We can’t wait to see what Grapevine do next.”

Esther Foreman, CEO, The Social Change Agency

Matt McStravick

“In the years to come, the skill of supporting diverse people to forge deep relationships is going to be vital. Grapevine wrote the book on this.”

Matthew McStravick, Creative Director, Deepr Design
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For the first time since Connecting for Good began in Coventry in 2018, we are welcoming a team leader to work alongside our community organisers and further progress the movement’s aims of ending isolation and marginalisation in the city, reforming the system that allows it. Introducing Laura Fisher to Grapevine! Listen to or read her […]

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Midlands Hope Hack empowers young people to reimagine a fairer, safer society

Earlier this month, young people from our intensive development programme Teenvine Plus joined dozens of other Coventry teenagers for Midlands Hope Hack 2022. The Belgrade Theatre event on 14 July was the Coventry leg of a 22-date national youth engagement tour asking young people for their ideas on creating a fairer, safer society. Hosted and […]

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I wanted freedom to support young people in a creative, outside the box way

Another Teenvine Plus project worker has arrived! Amy Reid joins our other recent new starter Shakira plus Teenvine stalwarts Paul and Sarah on the intensive six-month development programme which is tailored to individual young people aged 13-18 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Coventry. Working your way through the education system, navigating family […]

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