On 10 November, the National Academy of Social Prescribing (NASP) launched Thriving Communities, a new national support programme for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups, supporting communities impacted by COVID19 in England, working alongside social prescribing link workers.
The programme consists of four main areas:
The Thriving Communities Network which brings together local voluntary, community, faith, social enterprise groups and organisations, to champion and amplify the impact of their work, and inspire innovation.
An Ideas Hub where organisations can share ideas, and read others’ stories i to champion successes, share challenges and support each other together.
Learning Together, a regional support initiative for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups and organisations supporting communities through COVID19. It is free to join and runs for 6 months. from 11 January 2021 – 16 July 2021. There are up to 100 free places in the North West and applications must be received by 11 December. Apply here.
The Thriving Communities Fund which will support local voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCSFSE) projects that bring together place-based partnerships to improve and increase the range and reach of available social prescribing community activities – especially for those people most impacted by COVID19 and health inequalities. Applications will open on 23 November and close on 8 January 2021.
To build on the national event, the Regional Leads for the North West will be hosting a follow-up session for organisations in the region to discuss how we can work together to form partnerships which might apply for Thriving Communities Funding.
This session will be held online on Thursday 26 November at 3pm. To register for the Zoom please click here.
Salford CVS for 10GM are the Greater Manchester representatives for the partnership supporting the Thriving Communities Programme in the North West