We’re proud to partner with churches and organisations who share our belief that every young person, no matter what their circumstances, should have the opportunity to reach their full potential.


Headington Baptist Church partnered with us to launch the first Thrive Teams team in Barton in 2010, and have been key in seeing young people developed to bring hope and lasting change here. They’ve started a new church – Barton Community Church – which gives people living in the estate the opportunity to find out more about faith in relevant ways. We also partner with Leys Community Church and Abingdon Community Church to reach young people in those areas. We couldn’t do what we do without this partnership.

Barton Community Association love serving the community and are massive champions of Thrive Teams. Our joint involvement in the Barton Youth Partnership enables us to work together with others committed to seeing young people flourish in the community.

Are you a church wanting to partner with us to serve a disadvantaged community near you? Get in touch.


Our three year partnership with Tearfund enabled us to appoint Sarah Anthony as Thrive Teams Director as the first step to launching new Thrive Teams teams.

A gift of £25,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation has made that dream into a reality, along with the support of other funders. Oxford City Council and Access Sport have chosen to invest in the Thrive Teams approach to seeing disadvantaged communities changed for good through the service of young people. Their expertise, knowledge and resources have meant we can serve young people better.

Are you a business looking for a charity of the year, or a funder looking to invest in young people? Contact us to see how we can help you meet your aims.

What others are saying about Thrive

“All Thrive staff who work in Barton also live in Barton so this gives a real sense of embracing the young people they work with, some of whom will be those most socially excluded from everything else that takes place locally. Their Young Leaders, Mentoring and Outreach projects have seen some amazing results and they have succeeded where others before them have failed.”

Sue Holden, Company Secretary, Barton Community Association