CEO of Grapevine

Clare Wightman
Guest Author

What I do

Clare is founding CEO of Grapevine, a charity working to help people experiencing isolation, poverty and disadvantage to build better lives. Over the last five years, Clare has led the charity through a significant transition in its identity and purpose. She is a Systems Change coach with Lankelly Chase Foundation and a  mentee with the international Social Change Initiative. She advises the Sheila McKechnie Foundation Social Change Programme as part of its national panel. 

Over the last three years she and Grapevine have increasingly used social movement inspired methods to help bring about change in lives and communities. Her particular interest is working in a way that develops and connects networks of local people for mutual help and support.