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 CEO’s speaking for their service users, but Thrive, sticking to our principle of ‘never do for others what they can do for themselves’, has people with direct experience of poverty and financial and social exclusion regularly changing their community and speaking out.


Our campaign seeks to enact the socio-economic duty.
IDEP 2019
October 17th marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Find out what Thrive Teesside are doing here.
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Taking action both Locally and Nationally. Take a look at our Current Projects
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A short film Thrive Teesside members feature in has been nominated for a Charity Film Award.

‘FIGHTING EQUALITY IN THE UK’ was made in partnership with The Equality Trust and Fight Inequality Alliance, a global collective working collaboratively beyond borders, organisations and labels in order to build collective power against global systems of oppression.

We would love for you to to vote for the film, if you’d like to do so, click the link below.