Grapevine helps all kinds of people experiencing isolation, poverty and disadvantage in Coventry and Warwickshire. Their vision is local citizens with the skills and confidence to act on what they care about; connecting through their shared humanity, taking power into their own hands and regenerating their communities.

Work supported by Act for Change Fund

This grant funds Coventry Young Activists (CYA), a group of young adults who experience social isolation to develop, deliver and lead movement building initiatives that address the root causes of loneliness.

CYA are a group of young disabled people campaigning to change young people’s lives. CYA takes action on the issues that matter to them by developing and leading campaigns.

CYA’s most recent campaign is #FacebookHasNoStandards which is a campaign against Facebook to get them to change their reporting procedures to stop allowing posts inciting hate speech towards disabled people to remain on their platform, despite being reported.

CYA have joined forces with MP Taiwo Owatemi to create a petition that calls for the government to strengthen social media platforms’ safeguarding responsibilities through the Online Harms Bill. This will encourage them to invest in innovative ways to tackle this issue, rather than passing responsibility to the users reporting the abuse.

You can find the petition by clicking here www.tinyurl.com/CYApetition

Events

AFCT Podcast Launch

July 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Act for Change Together Podcast platforms the experiences of young people across the UK who want to change the narrative on assumptions that have been made about them.

Facebook Has No Standards

July 30 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

We share our stories of times people have assumed we’re not capable because of our disabilities, how this made us feel and how this has pushed us to become activists.

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