Nova Thrive is Nova’s suite of consultancy services for voluntary and community organisations looking to move beyond the struggle for survival and springboard to a sustainable and thriving future.

Nova Thrive

Nova Thrive offers organisations a unique blend of hands on consultancy, training and business mentoring. Tailored support is available to take organisations on a development journey to explore each aspect of their inner workings, all designed to equip you with a better understanding and provide the focus to implement change for a more sustainable future.

What makes Nova Thrive different?

Nova Thrive has been developed by and for the voluntary sector and brings into focus areas that present challenges for small and medium sized organisations both in Wakefield and surrounding districts.

Having undergone a major change programme ourselves - including merger, new leadership, re-branding, income diversification, restructuring, and consortia development – we definitely walk the talk with rich first-hand experience ready for sharing.

As a local organisation committed to building a strong and vibrant voluntary sector in Wakefield, we are here for the long-term and have a stake in the success of our members and customers. Nova has a strong track record of delivery and we can put you in touch with many of our satisfied clients so that you can hear their experiences of working with us first hand.

Nova Thrive – The Offer

An interconnected menu of development support designed to help your organisation plan, resource, act and review.

Use the links to download a pdf giving more details about each area of the Nova Thrive consultancy offer.

Plan to Thrive (pdf) | Strategic planning for leadership teams including chief officers, senior managers and board members 

Change to Thrive (pdf) | Operational management, managing change

Earn to Thrive (pdf) | Generate income whilst sticking to your social mission

Shine to Thrive (pdf) |  Understand how you stand out from the crowd, get your message across and win that bid, contract or customer

Collaborate to Thrive (pdf) | Access contracts and funding in partnership, the good, the bad and everything in between

Prove to Thrive (pdf) | Demystifying impact measurement, how to evidence outcomes and demonstrate value 

What it costs

We provide a free initial consultation to assess your needs. After that services are on a sliding fee scale based on your organisations income. For full members of Nova, we offer 4 hours of free consultancy every year (there’s no rollover).

Find out more

Get in touch to discuss what we can help you with. Call and ask for a Nova Adviser 01924 367418 or email