Our Waiting List
In the current climate, our waiting list is not only long, it is increasing.
This means we simply cannot reach those who really need our help.
And we think, with just a bit of help, we can reduce the waiting list, helping lots of people in the Scarborough area.
Thanks to the hard work of our team, supporters and trustees, Futureworks NY has helped over 1,200 young and adult-age clients over the years.
From being founded in 2012, thanks to local businesses, individuals, families, volunteers, and of course our clients themselves, we are now a charity, based on the Yorkshire Coast.
When charities and volunteer organisations receive funding, this is something to shout about!
Futureworks NY has received both Children in Need and National Lottery funding which is fabulous news.
With grant funding, however, the monies we work hard in order to receive are ‘restricted’ or ring fenced for certain essential tasks.
Other restrictions could be upon the age of those we can help; so anyone younger may have no choice but to join the Futureworks NY queue.
With these well-known organisations helping Futureworks NY, our remit is to help our clients according to the contract set out by funders, such as those mentioned above.
And of course, this is how it should be.
Our carefully planned strategy means we use our grant funding in meticulous, transparent ways.
Yet as grateful as we are, our waiting list means we need a little more help.
Yes, we’re using the D word.
No matter how small or large, we are delighted when we get monetary donations!
Anyone who can support by donating means they are contributing to our ‘unrestricted’ funding pot.
Obviously, we keep the accounts absolutely to the finest detail.
Yet ‘unrestricted’ means we can then put the donations to what we would call ‘best use’.
It means we have the potential to make inroads on the waiting list, particularly important during these difficult times.
Mental Well Being
While this is a ‘buzzword’ in some ways, having good mental health is so important, whatever age you are.
Many of our clients struggle with their mental health.
And as we know, this can affect everything in life, from lack of confidence to feeling isolated; from feeling powerless to not being able to communicate with those closest to us.
With so many challenges facing our clients, and as our team is at the very core of the extensive portfolio, we have at Futureworks NY, donations would be used in flexible, adaptable yet fully transparent ways.
Our sector is very fast moving, with new challenges occurring almost daily, our team is ready to meet these challenges.
Yet this constant fluctuation means even with grant funding, we simply can’t help everyone we’d like.
Benefits of Donations
A donation could enable us to ensure one of our clients has the confidence to go for that job interview or gain a qualification.
We can help our clients in so many ways, so they can exceed even their own expectations.
Other Ways to Help
Perhaps you are a business that could offer sponsorship or support, or know someone who might be able to help?
Any donation, big or small, WILL make a difference to people within our community, giving them the opportunity to gain personal skills and confidence and who knows they could be a future employee!
In addition to the fantastic contributions, we are awarded by larger funders, every penny that is donated by individuals, businesses, organisations and others gives us the freedom to expand and adapt our services in a bespoke and effective way.
Ultimately, everything we do benefits not only our clients but the wider community, too.
From helping one of our clients toward employment to gaining recognised qualifications, Futureworks NY has an extensive, tried and tested format to the work we do.
At the same time, we are always seeking to adapt our services to meet current demand for those in need.
What To Do Next
It doesn’t matter how large or small, all donations are most welcome.
And if you love a bit of retail therapy which also helps our cause look no further than Furniture Works.
If not visit it today!
You can shop our latest furniture and home accessories collections, contact us about any commission pieces, learn about our upcycling and preloved projects, and so much more! ♻️
Many different items are donated to Furniture Works, including heritage and one-off pieces.
The Furniture Works website is the work of Website design Scarborough — by it’seeze
Furniture Works is our retail space at 39 St Thomas Street, Scarborough.
Our showroom is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, telephone 01723 447887.
We are proudly independent, and our customers know that purchasing furniture helps our local community.
It also means one less item goes to landfill.
So, visit our showroom
Or browse and purchase from the comfort of your own home.
It was a first for us all here at Futureworks NY!
Along with three other fantastic local businesses, we held the very first Indulgence Evening in Scarborough.
The event took place at the stylish Sitwell by Eat Me in Woodend, The Crescent, Scarborough on the evening of 23rd November 2023 between 5pm and 7pm with mulled wine, mince pies and soft drinks available.
Isabelle Randall, couture luxury designer, Andy Grayson of Not Just Travel and Andrey Matos, the Coffee Man joined forces with Futureworks NY for a sparkling evening of … well, indulgence!
These wonderful businesses with their amazing stalls and wonderful support made the evening a huge success.
The idea for this relaxed event was the result of a discussion at WIN Networking Group, of which we are all members.
As well as helping publicise the businesses involved, the event was also designed to help swell the coffers of Futureworks NY, as we are now a charity – hurrah!
Futureworks NY exhibited festive gift items from Furniture Works, as the event had perfect timing for the festive build up.
With lots of great publicity online, in the Scarborough News and via social media channels, the event was very well attended.
Guests included fellow business owners, parents of some of our young clients, and supporters of Futureworks NY.
We were also bowled by the many businesses who donated prizes for the prize raffle.
These included:A Blooms Café food voucher, two tickets for Hannah the Musical at Scarborough Spa Theatre, a gift voucher from Boyes Stores,a gift voucher from Isabelle Randall, travel vouchers from Andrew Grayson (Not Just Travel), a two night stsay at Easby Hall, a family ticket to Staxtonbury 2024, Jen at Calma treatment voucher, a family ticket to see Elf the Musical from Scarborough Theatre Company and a Nespresso coffee machine donated by Andrey, along with bottles of wine and other goodies.
Sarah and Michelle, our bosses, did a great job of being wonderful hosts and drawing the tickets for the raffle prizes at the end of the evening.
You could hear a pin drop as the winning tickets were announced!
The raffle raised £235 for Futureworks NY, which is the chosen charity of WIN at the moment.
Yet the stars of the show were Lily and Ella, two of our young clients, who helped with the raffle, serving drinks, tidying up and they were brilliant.
We were also supported by our Trustees during the event so thank you to them for donating their time.
It’s been ‘Lights, Camera, Action’ for the Futureworks NY team!
BBC Look North’s camera rolled up to our offices and educational space here in Scarborough as part of the annual Children in Need appeal.
We received funding from Children in Need https://futureworksny.co.uk/children-in-need-funding/ and the BBC team filmed us ready for their Friday night broadcast on 17th November 2023.
Grace, David and Michelle took part as the camera rolled and the microphones were put in place.
The BBC Look North team then did their editing magic and the footage was beamed live during the Friday early evening bulletin.
Everyone did a fantastic job and it was an emotional night for everyone involved.
And as if being in front of the camera wasn’t enough, we also hit the airwaves too!
Ella and David were interviewed on BBC Radio York and this was broadcast across Yorkshire and beyond.
They travelled to the historic city of York to visit the BBC Radio York studios.
Find out more on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fwnyscarboro
Of course, we couldn’t do any of our work without Children in Need funding and without our staff, volunteers, and, most importantly of all, our clients, including Ella and Grace.
If you have a couple of hours to spare on Thursday 23rd November, then why not join us for a special event.
The Indulgence Reception: Treat Yourself Christmas Event will take place at Woodend in The Crescent, Scarborough from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on Thursday 23rd November 2023.
This exciting event is open to everyone and is free to attend, tickets available via Eventbrite, with a welcome drink and refreshments available.
This special event will showcase of Scarborough’s finest businesses, all members of Scarborough WIN Networking group. The event will also raise funds us here at Futureworks NY, to help with our work in the local community,
Michelle Padron-Kitching, co-founder of Futureworks NY, says:: “The WIN Networking group has chosen us as their charity of the year so we’re really thrilled with this. This fundraising event will showcase what we do at Futureworks, along with featuring some of Scarborough’s finest businesses.
“Those who come along can expect a warm welcome to an exquisite event. Those attending this free event will have a chance to meet some unique independent businesses. The event is perfectly timed for some Christmas shopping ideas too!”
The event will include a raffle with some great prizes generously donated by local organisations.
Local businesses attending the event include a fashion designer, a travel expert, a coffee specialist along with members of the Futureworks NY team, so it’s a really great mix!
Andre Matos is the local ‘coffee man’ for Nespresso Professional bringing sustainable, convenient and cost-effective coffee solutions to local businesses across Scarborough. Andre specialises in amazing-tasting coffee and new coffee machines for businesses in the area.
Isabelle Randall is a couture fashion designer specialising in luxury bespoke bridalwear, evening wear and tailoring. Isabelle can design and make a unique outfit for that special occasion, and her studio is based at Woodend Gallery in The Crescent, Scarborough.
Andrew Grayson is part of the multi award winning Not Just Travel and helps with the well-known tour operator holidays. He also specialises in bespoke, tailor-made dream holidays to global destinations which cannot be found in the brochures.
Anyone interested in attending will need to reserve a free ticket for this special collaborative Christmas event.