Sparking community action

We help people build power to spark movements for change in their communities – because when they do, problems get solved, lives become better and prospects improve.

This is not just about creating close-knit communities, but communities that are ambitious for their members’ health and happiness.

We also strengthen people and shift power – click the links to read more on projects that create action in those ways.

Self Care Social

An umbrella movement for six initiatives so far, led by people with long-term health conditions or chronic illness in Coventry that help them stay well, connected and moving forward.

Self Care Social sparking community action

“Grapevine is amazing. Through some of their staff and work, I’ve met close to fifty new friends if not more. Well done to you all, you amazing people. Keep up the great work.” (Alan, Self Care Social participant)

Connecting for Good

A movement against isolation in Coventry. We’re helping create multiple isolation tackling initiatives led by hundreds of Coventry people in a way that is emphatically ‘bottom up’ and enables them to sustain each one.

Organising the Walk and Talk

“Fantastic bunch of community builders in Coventry. Using stories to enable communities to combat isolation and loneliness. Love them!” (Eira Hale)

Building Connections

A community-led movement against loneliness in Coventry.

A simple text from Grapevine

“Random text from my GP surgery. Aw love this x” (Julie via Facebook)

Compassionate communities

Sparking community-led end of life care in North Warwickshire where local people can care for one another in times of crisis or loss.

“We’d love to talk to residents as well as professional people to hear their stories so we can help people have more dignity, comfort and a greater support network towards the end of life.”