Grimm & Co is a registered charity and our core purpose is to change lives one story at a time. We support under-resourced children and young people aged 0 to 18 with their confidence and skills around creativity and writing.

We introduce children, young people and families to discover creativity and imagination through artists, one-to-one mentoring and exciting projects which spark motivation to write. We know that strong writing skills and an ability to imagine beyond what we experience are fundamental to future success. We also believe it is important for young people to see a real reason to write so there is always an outcome from the activities we do.

Illustrative words reading "Changing lives, one story at a time"

We are a story destination for all ages in our ‘Apothecary to the Magical’. As you enter you are immediately transported into a world of wonder and enchantment. Warm greetings from friendly shop keepers take you on a tour of wild schemes, mysterious plots and kitchenware.  We encourage you to visit the UK’s one and only ‘Apothecary to the Magical’ visible to humans in Yorkshire.

Little do you know there are secret doors, hidden within this space, that take you on a further journey of awe and wonder.  Visitors to a workshop can pass the Source of Creativity, tip-toeing through Graham’s study and climbing the giant’s bookcase into Grizelda’s Trove of Twists, Tales and Trinkets.  Once there, your imagination will be exercised before entering one of our wonderful Writers’ Pads.

Grimm & Co is built on a foundation of research that defined the way we work. Our model of working is also inspired by the 826 Valencia model and we are a member of the Ministry of Stories family – sharing practices, keeping our offer fresh, exciting, on mission and relevant. Dave Eggers also tells the story about 826’s inspiration, early beginnings, and ensuing momentum in a TED Talks video.

Illustration of a hand choosing a book from a shelf