Coventry Poverty Alliance moves closer to mobilising

In March, Grapevine and Central England Law Centre convened an event on poverty to look at how local agencies, services, charities, voluntary and community groups and organisations could develop the best connected network of help to respond quickly and effectively to the growing cost of living crisis. Coventry is actually rich in ways people can […]

We need to talk about Poverty

There are lots of us – services and community groups – that work with people who are struggling. Yet we still don’t seem to be able to make the difference needed to really shift the dial on poverty. It’s frustrating and we want to see if, by joining forces, we can do something about it. […]

The cost of living and community power – Clare’s blog

“Towards the end of November, I was pleased to speak as part of Warwickshire’s Cost of Living Summit panel. I’d been asked where I thought we should all focus our efforts in order to help communities and citizens,” writes Grapevine CEO Clare Wightman. “My take is this. “Whatever your focus is – food, warmth or […]

Help and advice around the cost of living this winter

Energy costs, food prices and bills are all rising and many of us are worried about our finances and future. Help and advice is available from local services and organisations and Coventry City Council has launched a new microsite to make sure that information is readily available for anyone who needs support. Click this link […]

Know someone who could benefit from Help and Connect?

Grapevine’s well-established Help and Connect project is for people with a learning disability or autism to make a plan, get connections, get work, stay healthy and stay safe. Working with adults aged 18 plus across Coventry, Michelle Reid has been connecting, strengthening and readying people for new opportunities for the last few years. Help and […]

Strategy and reports

We are an engine for social change. We want everyone in Coventry and Warwickshire to join us in making people and communties stronger, fairer and more connected. What follows is our strategy for 2023-25. A three-year plan to help people and communities use their untapped power to create better futures. Grapevine’s response to poverty The […]

Careers at Grapevine

Work with us We’re a social action charity that’s best at reinventing itself in response to people’s needs. We help services, funders and systems find new ways to create deep social change. We’re willing to be bold, remove the box and bring edge-based solutions into the middle. Current vacancies Our three strands of action in […]

Rising cost of living and what we are seeing at Grapevine

The cost of living crisis is being felt in Coventry and Warwickshire as much as anywhere in the UK. At Grapevine, we are seeing the financial concerns of people with a learning disability or autism intensifying as the weeks roll by. In April, inflation reached its highest recorded level since 1982*, pushing food, energy and […]