Thriving Places

‘Thriving Places’ is VSNW’s and CLES’ campaign to develop a progressive and socially just vision of the voluntary and community sector’s role in local economies and the life of local places.  

VSNW and CLES have established five areas of action:

  1. We need to make a strident case for recognising the sector's current and potential role in thriving places
  2. The sector needs to be bullish
  3. We need to take the argument to inert thinking and prevailing orthodoxies and create the conditions for fundamental change
  4. The sector needs to look at itself
  5. We need to be clear about why this is the best way forward from an economic perspective