With communities

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.

Connecting for Good Coventry

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.

New Vibes DJ at residential care home. Photo by Simon Peter Green
“Fantastic bunch of community builders in Coventry. Using stories to enable communities to combat isolation and loneliness. Love them!” (Eira Hale) Photo by Simon Peter Green.

Join in!

There are multiple isolation tackling initiatives taking place across Coventry right now and many opportunities to get involved. Whether you have a skill or passion to share, or want to tell your story to inspire others to take action, get in touch.

Collaboration Station takes place on the third Wednesday of each month. Find details of the next event on Facebook or email gmusgreaves@grapevinecovandwarks.org

Click here to learn about Changemaker University – a unique, free opportunity to learn community organising methods over a six-week course and graduate as a ‘Changemaker’, armed with the knowledge to fight isolation in your own community.

Check out www.connectingforgoodcov.com for more. Follow the #ConnectingforGoodCov journey on Twitter and meet the team on Instagram @ConnectingforGoodCov.

Building Connections

A community-led movement against loneliness in Coventry.

Get involved…

From crafting and puzzles, to quizzes and kitchen tables, there are countless opportunities to build connections in this movement.

Around the Kitchen Table, for example, helps people organise themselves and lead their own solutions by creating something or sharing an interest with others and costs little or nothing. Grapevine offers a toolkit to help get you started – contact Jen at jcooke@grapevinecovandwarks.org for details.

Participatory CommUNITY

Sparking community action on health in four areas across Warwickshire. Harnessing and developing community power to create sustainable action to improve wellbeing in Camp Hill, Wolston, Lighthorne Heath and Shipston on Stour.

Mum and toddler son take a walk through an autumn park
Credit: Krzysztof Kowalik on Unsplash

Be part of it!

Action is starting in these four areas and if you live there, you are invited to part of it. We welcome new ideas and there’s support so everybody can take part and make good things happen.

Together we can make ourselves and our neighbours happier and healthier. Contact Jess Pinson at jpinson@grapevinecovandwarks.org to take part.

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.


A compassionate community cares for its members in times of crisis or loss and residents of Atherstone or Mancetter who are interested in helping create this kind of community in their local area can contact us at admin@grapevinecovandwarks.org

The Bereavement Help Point is a bi-monthly opportunity to talk about loss and listen to others in the community with similar experiences over a cuppa. We’ll update this page once it starts up again.