Thriving Communities Ideas Hub


Firstsite is in Colchester and Harwich Arts and Heritage Centre in Tendring, both in Essex. The project began in 2017 and is now delivered every school holiday. Click here to read more about the Holiday Fun Project and their aim to tackle poverty.

Firstsite building

A Space To Be

A National Lottery Heritage Fund Project for young people in Hertfordshire

Tom Watkins, Regional Lead for Thriving Communities East of England, was invited to give a keynote speech at the "A Space To Be" celebration event on Wednesday 13th May.

H'arts in Mind

H'arts in mind are a mental health charity promoting well-being through the use of Art and supporting people who may experience barriers due to ill health or social circumstances.


H'arts in Mind artwork

H'arts in mind have been engaging in our campaigns throughout the year, please click here to discover more about their work. 

Power of wellbeing image

Some of Our Learning Together Network Members