Who can apply?

The Thrive programme is for 18-25 year olds.

What are the dates of Thrive?

The 2021-22 Thrive year runs from 1st October 2021 to the end of May 2022. There are approximately 30 weeks with breaks at Christmas and Easter.

What is the difference between Thrive year and daytime school?

Thrive is a full time programme volunteering and studying at Eastgate. As well as attending daytime school you will spend two days during the week volunteering within a department at Eastgate and be fully integrated into church life. You will be part of our Sunday teams, and have 2 days off each week.

Where would I live?

We will help link you up to families or rented properties that you may want to live in during your time on Thrive. You will need to meet the accommodation costs, which are approximately £300-£350 a month in our area.

How much will it cost?

Thrive fees are £950, with several payment plans available. In addition to this you will need to pay for accommodation and your living expenses through the year.

How do I apply?

There is a written application form which you can download or do online. After this there will be an informal interview so we can be confident Thrive is a good fit for you.

I have further questions

We would love to hear from you, please get in touch with us. Email Jo Carter at thrive@eastgate.org.uk or call the office on 01474 873040.