Helping ordinary people, do extraordinary things

Thrive is an award winning organisation working in Teesside aiming to close the gap between the rich and the poor by supporting low-income communities to enact change. We do this through research, mentor support and by taking local action: bringing together local people and institutions, supporting them to take action and campaign for social justice. 

We have three paid members of staff, a group of 12 dedicated volunteers and a Board of Trustees with 2 advisors (7 in total) Thrive has been able to get the voice of people in poverty to those in power in a way no other grassroots organisation in Teesside has.  Many organizations have spokespeople, support workers, advisors and CEOโ€™s speaking for their service users, but Thrive, sticking to our principle of โ€˜never do for others what they can do for themselvesโ€™, has people with direct experience of poverty and financial and social exclusion regularly changing their community and speaking out.

For more information on Thrive Teesside, visit their website at:

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