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 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. 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 Director as the first step to launching new Thrive 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 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

“Working together, we’ve been able to bring hope to young people with low aspirations, with positive role models and mentoring, to help them develop and grow.”

Andrew Longmore, Pastor, Leys Communty Church