CYA Sofa Safari in Coventry city centre? Tell us more!

28 May 2019. The sun was smiling down on Coventry Youth Activists’ (CYA) performance for youth loneliness last Saturday (25 May). CYA and their sofa were at Broadgate in the city centre to raise awareness of the troubling statistic that one in three young disabled people spend less than an hour outside of home on […]

CYA Saturdays Presents… their first ever live gig!

5 February 2019. What do an 18th century former coal storage bunker and a group of young Coventry activists have in common? Well, they’re combining next month to host a live gig like no other at the heart of the city’s Canal Basin. For those who don’t know, Coventry Youth Activists (or CYA as they’re […]

One year on from first CYA session

1 October 2018. This week marks one year since the first Coventry Youth Activists (CYA) session at Grapevine. If you don’t already know, CYA is a youth democracy and citizenship group that raises awareness of barriers in society faced by young disabled people – galvanising their response as a campaigns group. In just one year, […]

Act for Change Fund award for our young activists!

16 January 2020. A new year is starting to mean one thing at Grapevine – news of more money coming our way to reduce loneliness in Coventry and increase the resilience of local people and communities! This time the grant is from Act for Change fund – a £3.6 million partnership between Paul Hamlyn Foundation […]

Becoming invisible

27 November 2019. One in three young disabled people spend less than an hour outside of home on a Saturday and Coventry Youth Activists (CYA) have a campaign running to change that. Recently, they have been enjoying monthly Saturday nights out on the town together just like any group of friends. Although the night runs […]

With systems

We help people embrace their power and agency. Because when they do problems get solved, lives become better and futures become more shapeable. But we don’t stop there. We want to get at the root causes of the most difficult problems – not just treat the symptoms. So we work intensively with systems and services […]

Our September update

10 September 2019. It’s only the second week of September but so much has happened in the last two weeks, we couldn’t wait to share some of what we’ve been up to (lots of other work has been going on too). Thursday 29 August The New Vibes / Fight for Your Right to Party crew […]

Molly and Sam turn 25… just like Grapevine!

20 August 2019. At Grapevine, we want people and communities to use their untapped power to create better futures. Employing a talented and diverse team of people who care about others is fundamental to helping us achieve this ambition. Our latest story to mark 25 years of Grapevine is about team members Molly and Sam […]