We’re back! Make:Shift is back for 2021, bigger and better with a festival of ideas and imagination.

A People Powered City


Pleasant Grove WE are a collective of people and organisations who want to create a people powered city! Our vision is of a city where everyone feels able to participate in creating the city they want to live and work in.

Mākum We are connecting people, places and communities to unlock potential and create positive change.

You can find out about WE by exploring our Playbook, which covers our What, our Why and our Guiding Principles, plus a whole lot more.

Read about what the team has been working on…

Recent Activities

WE love to bring new ideas to the city. WE can also help you to bring your ideas to life, just get in touch

Empowering Social Entrepreneurs

A six-week programme to turn your idea, hobby, interest or passion into a project, enterprise or business that makes a difference to people, communities or the environment.

WE Make Our City

In August 2021, the WE team hosted a week-long residency at the Mander Centre Community Hub, where we created a safe and welcoming space for people to begin to reconnect with each other. WE Make Our City was a space for people across Wolverhampton to run and take part in activities.

Playing Out

Playing Out is a national parent and resident led movement restoring children’s freedom to play out in the streets and spaces where they live, for their health, happiness and sense of belonging.

Repair Cafés

Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need.


At TEDxWolverhampton speakers spark deep discussion and connection. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organised.

Trade School

Trade School is a non-traditional learning space where learners bring a barter item in exchange for class teachers sharing their knowledge and skills with others.

Crowdfund Wolves

Crowdfund Wolves links people with money and support enabling you to shape your local communities. We are always looking to get behind unusual, interesting and innovative ideas to make Wolverhampton even better.