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

“I have known Thrive and the work it does for and with disadvantaged young people in Barton and Blackbird Leys for many years. Its enthusiastic young team, allied to its sound governance and long term approach, have made a significant difference to the lives of many whose prospects and opportunities would otherwise have been very poor. It is excellent that their model and work have now been extended into Abingdon. It is an organisation that richly deserves philanthropic support to both continue and expand its work.”

Tim Stevenson OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire