Skydive Fundraiser Saturday 6th April 2024

Skydive Fundraiser Saturday 6th April 2024

On April 6th, Tom and Sarah Thornton will be  skydiving to raise money for Futureworks NY!

Futureworks NY provides support and guidance for people of all ages as well as volunteer opportunities within the local community.

Futureworks NY was founded in 2012 and provides personalised support and guidance for those looking to improve their lives.

You can donate to Just Giving here!

Our mission is to work within our community, provide support and guidance and encourage all ages to fulfil their potential through engagements, motivation and support.

Our work includes helping school age individuals includingyoung adults aged 15 years upwards; we offer Adult Training and offer qualifications for some of our clients.  We also have our retail space at Furniture Works in St Thomas Street, Scarborough, along with a workshop in the town.

The projects we carry out are varied, ranging from activities to outdoor challenges to furniture restoration.

All donations welcome to help Futureworks NY continue to carry out the amazing work they do with people of all ages throughout our local communities.

Our Waiting List …

Our Waiting List …

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.

Grant Funding

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!

‘Freedom’ Funding

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.

Donate here.

And if you love a bit of retail therapy which also helps our cause look no further than Furniture Works.

Futureworks NY on the BBC!

Futureworks NY on the BBC!

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.

BBC Radio York

We received funding from Children in Need 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.

BBC Radio York

Find out more on our Facebook page

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.


We would like to extend our thanks to some local businesses that have donated money to help Futureworks NY continue its work within the local community.

So many thanks to W Boyes & Co, UPM Raflatac, Deep Sea Electronics, and J H Sinclair & Co

“Your Choice, Your Vote” funding bid videos

“Your Choice, Your Vote” funding bid videos

UPDATE – Thanks to everyone who voted for us! We got the funding for the sewing machine and an ipad!!

Our learners and volunteers made these videos as a part of our funding bid with Yorkshire Coast Homes’ “Your Choice, Your Vote” initiative. Additionally, the acting talents of Bob, a Tutor; and some editing by Amber, our administrator, helped the production.

Your Voice, Your Vote is a community project funding initiative organised by Yorkshire Coast Homes. Projects cover a wide swathe of ideas beneficial to the community. These are voted upon by the resisdents of Yorkshire Coast Homes and the most successful are provided funding.

Our projects are all bidding for the ability to purchase learning aides which are otherwise hard to budget for. A sewing machine, virtual babies and digital tablets would all help us deliver our service which is based on improving the lives and futures of local people.

We hope you find our videos amusing!