Thriving Communities Programme

Thriving Communities is a new support programme for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) groups. It was launched by the National Academy for Social Prescribing, and takes a multi-agency approach to delivery supported by regional partners, Arts Council England, the Money and Pensions Service, Natural England, NHS England and NHS Improvement, NHS Charities Together and Sport England.

Working alongside social prescribing link workers, Thriving Communities will empower and champion communities. If you are part of a VCFSE group or organisation in England who are providing vital support to communities impacted by COVID19 and health inequalities, Thriving Communities will help you to share learning, gather insight, access funding and develop partnerships across sectors.


How Thriving Communities will unleash the power of social prescribing

1. Learning Together

Learning Together is a flexible programme of regional learning and development opportunities that are centred around social prescribing. The programme is open to any voluntary, community, faith or social enterprise organisation/group in the South West and is completely FREE to join.

Registration for Cohort 2 (running from October 2021 – March 2022) is open. If you are interested in being involved in this programme you can book your place by completing this short survey.

Before completing the survey, we would recommend reading the 'Learning Together Programme Overview Document' below to help inform your decision.

Learning Together - Welcome Session

This session introduces:

  • National Academy for Social Prescribing (4:28-9:15)
  • The Thriving Communities Programme (9:16-13:30)
  • Regional Partners supporting Thriving Communities (13:33-31:59)
  • Learning Together structure structure and offer (32:00-40:26)
  • Press Pause Programme (40:31-55:39)
  • Learning Together Programme of events (55:42-End)

2. Thriving Communities Network

A FREE national network that will bring together VCFSE groups and organisations through to champion and amplify the impact of their work and inspire innovation. The online forum will allow groups and organisations to connect and grow their network both nationally and regionally.


3. Ideas Hub

Share your ideas, challenges and resources by submitting case studies, videos or blogs and read others' stories in the Thriving Communities Ideas Hub.


4. Webinars

Watch previous Thriving Communities webinars here:


Podcast on Prescription


Get in touch

James Day

Thriving Communities Regional Lead for South West

James is here to here to listen, learn and connect with VCFSE groups and organisations across the South West who are providing vital services to communities through COVID19.

Get in touch to find out how Thriving Communities can benefit your group, organisation and people you support.

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