About Thrivespring

Thrivespring is a collaborative platform for community resilience, self-sustainability and disaster risk management.

The coronavirus pandemic has shown that we live in an increasingly complex and unpredictable world. As the frequency of natural and man-made hazards continues to rise, it is crucial that we focus more attention on the vulnerabilities built into our critical infrastructure and global supply chains. Severe disruptions in one sector can lead to cascading failures in others, with catastrophic results.

Long-term resilience, self-sustainability and community-based disaster risk management are a big part of the solution.

Our Community Resilience Projects feature was created with this in mind. It helps people connect with others to create impactful and ambitious grassroots initiatives that will strengthen communities and mitigate the effects of disasters. This can be achieved through a wide variety of projects, such as community-owned renewable energy microgrids; urban food production; wireless communication networks; rainwater harvesting projects; and neighbourhood emergency assistance groups.

We have lots of ideas for additional features, but we really want to hear what our members think would be helpful. Please let us know what features you would like us to add to Thrivespring to make this platform as useful as possible for building more robust, adaptive, prepared and connected communities.

And to make sure we're all on the same page, please check out our Purpose and Community Guidelines!

Our Team


Charlotte Cecil | Co-founder

Charlotte studied emergency management at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada. She has been a volunteer responder with various response and recovery groups, and worked for many years as a security consultant in the UK. Following a life-threatening incident in her early 20s, she became interested in emergency preparedness and security, which evolved into a passion for community resilience. She strongly believes that communities which engage in inclusive resilience-building help create safer, healthier and more cohesive societies.


Sophie Allen | Co-founder

Sophie studied Climate Change, Development and Policy at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, and Environmental Hazards and Disaster Management at Kingston University, London. Her professional experience includes disaster risk reduction and response, sustainable development and volunteer management. Having been involved in a wide range of community projects, Sophie is continually inspired by what people can achieve when they work together toward a common goal.