Mercian Multi Academy Trust                                                  —Aldridge Academy                     —Shire Oak Academy                   —Queen Mary’s Grammar             —Queen Mary’s High                    —Walsall Studio School              —Ladder AP School
Apprenticeship Agency             - Project 390                                                                          Vines Restaurants                                                                 Vine Support Services
  The Goldmine Centre                                                             Social Enterprise Zone -Walsall
Ladder Apprenticeship Campaigns                        - Ladder for England                      —Black Country                           —Staffordshire                         —Shropshire                             —Greater Birmingham

Vine Access Centres - Engagement

Since we re-purposed the old notorious Vine pub, our original access centre, the Vine Trust is committed to the preparing young people for life, to that end we are committed to creating support and spaces that engage/ re-engage young people education, life, and commerce.


The Vine

Where it all began, our original access centre.

Today, it hosts centre services, and the Vines Catering social enterprise.

Personal Coaches  


We have pioneered the deployment of Personal Coaches into the community, schools, and commerce. They are trained to provide the bridge between the young person and the learning, work and life environments they operate in.


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The Goldmine Centre -    

 St Matthew’s Quarter’s hub.

The realisation of a 10 year vision, this multi million pound, was the result of a massive effort by the staff and supporters of the Vine Trust to create an exemplar space for young people.

St Matthew’s Quarter'

The first Social Enterprise Zone in Walsall, based around the existing work of the Vine Trust Group, which already provides a range of successful social enterprise initiatives, following the principles of Work, Live, Play, Learn and Worship - The Economy of Together .The first zone is located in part on brownfield land in the St Matthew’s Quarter around the hub/safehouse, The Goldmine Centre, containing Walsall Studio School, Made TV, and Walsall Community Church ...

The St Matthew‘s Quarter provides
Live - Accord Housing's Shannon's view
Play - Made TV / Vines Restaurants / Community events
Work - Vine social enterprises
Worship - Walsall Community Church
Learn - Walsall Studio School
The zone was formally recognised by Walsall Council in 2015
In Partnership with Walsall Studio School / Mercian, the Hub will be doubled with a grant from the EFA. ETA 2018

105 High Street Stourbridge 

Based in the busy Shopping high street of Stourbridge, and in partnership with Living Springs Charity, 105 Stourbridge is a hub/ Safe House that embodies our work, live, play, learn , worship vision .

105 provides 

Live - Life Centre debt advice, counselling
Play - Vines Stourbridge Cafe / Restaurant
Work - Workspace for 4 social enterprises
Worship - Meet at Vines Church
Learn - Apprenticeship Training Centre


105 High Street


VAC- Studio 6 - St Matthew’s Quarter

Studio 6

Built originally in 2006 as a free standing annexe to the original Vine building, VAC- Studio 6 is a hub for education and community groups. (Funded by charitable funds and ERDF)