Thriving Communities Programme

A support programme for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) groups.

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. Thriving Communities Network

A FREE national network that will bring together VCFSE groups and organisations to champion and amplify the impact of their work and inspire innovation.


2. 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.


3. Learning Together

A FREE regional support initiative for VCFSE groups who are supporting communities through COVID19 in arts, natural environment, financial wellbeing, physical activity, health and care.


4. Thriving Communities Fund

Supporting local VCFSE projects that bring together place based partnerships across sectors to improve and increase social prescribing community activities.



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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