Action Towards Inclusion at Futureworks NY

Action Towards Inclusion at Futureworks NY

Here at Futurework NY, we have places available with the Action Towards Inclusion (ATI) programme specifically designed for those out of work and economically inactive adults aged 18 and over who are looking at getting back into work, training and education.

We also provide Maths and English qualification sessions every Tuesday morning 9:30am to 12noon.

We understand that sometimes people need additional support and encouragement and offer one to one support sessions to overcome barriers and reduce isolation to improve outcomes tailored to each individual person. Learners are supported with every step of their journey to help them move forward and become happier and healthier. We have a dedicated ATI team to help build skills and knowledge for a brighter future.

ATI funding

Action Towards Inclusion is a project which is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund and is managed by Your Consortium based in Knaresborough.  The work on the ground is undertaken by key workers and specialist intervention partners through a range of organisations in the voluntary and community sector.

Anyone interested in the ATI programme can give the team a call on 01723 449616 or email Virginia at

International Women’s Day 2020 – Futureworks NY Will Be There!

International Women’s Day 2020 – Futureworks NY Will Be There!

We have a busy March ahead and the first event away from the Futureworks NY offices is International Women’s Day.

This year’s event, based at three locations in The Crescent, takes place on Friday 6th March 2020.

Michelle and Sarah will be standing proudly at their Futureworks NY stand in Scarborough Art Gallery from 9.30am.

Sarah said: “We are thrilled to attend this special event and feel very honoured to be listed alongside some superb local businesses and entrepreneurs.”

Michelle said: “The event will celebrate inspirational women and men of our local area, many of which support our business.”

While the event celebrates women around the globe, all are welcome to this inspiring event.

Action Towards Inclusion at Futureworks NY

Yorkshire Choice Awards … update …

We are delighted to see that Michelle and Sarah have been nominated for an award, although voting has now closed.

They’re in the list for the Business Woman of Year category in the Yorkshire Choice Awards.

As we know, this dynamic duo co-founded Futureworks NY, a Community Interest Company in 2012.

Futureworks NY is a not-for-profit organisation that helps local learners from school age upwards, enabling them to acquire life skills, confidence, practical skills and some qualifications in an environment that suits their individual requirements.

Sarah said: “I am thrilled to have been nominated for this fantastic award and feel very honoured to be listed alongside some superb local businesses and entrepreneurs.”

Michelle said: “The Yorkshire Choice Awards have nominations from across Yorkshire, so to be ‘on the list’ is a great achievement!”

The winners will be announced in mid-March 2020.


Happy Birthday, Futureworks NY!

Happy Birthday, Futureworks NY!

Here at Futureworks NY, we’ve just celebrated our 8th birthday!
We can’t quite believe it, either!

We first started out in January 2012 (an Olympic year, which included the incredible Super Saturday).

We’ve also feel like we’ve come a fair distance since our first few months here at Futureworks, all those years ago.

Back then, we secured one small contract and our first member of staff, Helen. We had a small rented office so it was a bit of a squeeze!

Race forward 2020: a new year, a new decade and eight years later … we’re so proud of what we’ve achieved.

  • We now have six staff, along with Michelle and Sarah.
  • We have a project funded through the Big Lottery.
  • We have a project funded through Children in Need.
  • We have contracts through the European Social Fund.
  • And, most amazingly of all, we have supported nearly 600 young people since we began in 2012.

Of course we have a lot of people to thank, too … those who support us, believe in us and help us get to achieve so much. Thank you, everyone!

So as we’re at the beginning of another Olympic year, we’re hoping to go the distance for another eight years at least. And while there are no medals, seeing so many young people achieve their potential is reward enough!


It’s All Sweet This Christmas!

It’s All Sweet This Christmas!

Christmas is a time to INDULGE!

And here at Futureworks NY headquarters, we have really pushed the boat out!

We teamed up with So… Visualise recently (we’ve worked with Lisa and her team before), this time to help them create gigantic confectionary. Unfortunately, these giant sweets were not edible … we will explain …

With the festive season well underway, Lisa and her crew were helping create a special dining room experience for the Kingspan Christmas meal. Kingspan has a large site in Sherburn just off the A64 and you’ve probably seen their lorries in the area.

This year’s theme at the Kingspan meal had a sweet angle with oversized sweets, large stripy candy canes, a coal-effective fire and a fairy light archway to greet the guests and the tableware matched the bright red and white colour scheme. It looked totally stunning!

We helped make lots and lots and lots of enormous sweets … as mentioned, none of them were edible but we had a plentiful supply of biscuits to keep us going!

It was a huge honour to help Lisa with the Kingspan event, which took place earlier in December at The Spa, South Bay, Scarborough.

You can imagine our surprise and delighted when Kingspan donated £200 to our funds, too! We were totally chuffed at this … thank you, Kingspan!

We really enjoyed helping this event to really ‘pop’ and thank you to Lisa, her team and of course Kingspan for giving us the opportunity.

We wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year … we’ll keep you posted with lots of things happening in 2020!