It's a brilliant service and thanks to all the helpers, they are a great team.
Very positive and supportive atmosphere with staff who bend over backwards to provide the best possible provision for their members.
Grapevine gives me the opportunity to go to great shows, visit great places and meet friends.
Lots of variety!
Lots of variety and different things to try. Friends to meet up with and enjoy activities with.
Anyone aged 18 or over, with a learning disability, is eligible to apply for membership of Grapevine Essex. The annual membership fee is £10.00. The membership form can be downloaded here. [Membership Form]
Members receive regular news updates throughout the year, along with activity programmes for the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays. Members have the opportunity to participate in over 30 specially organised, fully supported events and activities per year at subsidised prices.
Members can also attend our weekly term time clubs:
Dance Group* is held on Monday evenings at The Boswells School
Club Grapevine* is a social club with organised activities and is held on Tuesday evenings at Columbus College
* Weekly fees apply
In August 2018, members and staff went on the annual mini-break which is held in a different location every year. This video shows some of the activities we took part in and includes interviews with members.
Calling all Friends of Grapevine Essex!We have introduced a new type of membership for anyone who doesn't qualify as a member (i.e. they don't have a learning disability) but want to show their support for our charity. We've also enabled Gift Aid contributions for those that pay Income Tax. No fixed fee - you choose the amount.