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Fundraise

There are many ways you could fundraise to help us support disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Norfolk, whether it’s a skydive, charity auction, bake sale, fun run or whatever you want to do to help our cause. Download our Fundraising Guidance form to figure out your ideal fundraiser here.

If you work for an organisation that partners with charities in Charity of the Year schemes, why not consider nominating Future Projects? For more information on why we would make a great choice as your organisations Charity of the Year then click here.

If you would like to fundraise and help us support more people in Norfolk, get in touch with Eddie e.daniels@futureprojects.org.uk

Advertise

These days there are a huge variety of options for promoting your business or event, but not many that also help to fund frontline support work across Norfolk. If you may be interested in hearing more about advertising or sponsorships on Norwich’s community radio station, Future Radio, get in touch with Christopher at c.remer@futureradio.co.uk

Volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers to support our work. We depend on well trained, well supported volunteers in all of our activities and recognise that volunteering offers huge benefits to those taking part. Whether you would like to build skills, improve your CV, kick-start a career, make new friends we will work with you to match your skills and ambitions to the appropriate roles in our charity.

Typical volunteer roles include:

  • Classroom Assistant at Future Education: working with Teachers and Students to provide extra help in literacy and numeracy
  • Broadcaster (presenter or producer) at Future Radio: preparing and presenting shows on air, bringing local issues to the fore
  • Community Group Leader at Future Support: working with vulnerable clients to undertake social activities such as arts groups, or providing ICT support

In return for your time we will offer training, support and additional opportunities for personal development

In addition, we would like to hear from potential volunteers with professional skills which may help us in running the charity. For example; if you have project management skills you may consider mentoring a member of the team, or if you have marketing skills you could help us with our branding and image!

If you would like to volunteer, email info@futureprojects.org.uk

Become a Trustee

Future Projects is a charity and is overseen by a board of voluntary Trustees who hold ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of the charity, and ensuring that it is solvent, well run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it was setup.

Trustees have a general ‘duty of care’ to give enough energy, thought and time to their duties as trustees and to make reasonable use of theirs skills and experience. We are keen to hear from anybody interested in applying, particularly those with education or finance skills who can bring these to the table and support the charity to continue to improve.

In terms of time commitment it is expected that the role takes around 4 hours a month, including regular meetings, and review of papers, emails and discussions between full meetings. Full induction will be provided, along with relevant training and ongoing support.

If you would like to find out more, email info@futureprojects.org.uk

You can find out more about the role of Trustees here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-cc3

Become a School Governor

We currently have vacancies on our school board of Governors at Future Education. This board of Governors has two key functions:

  1. Setting the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school, engaging with stakeholders and ensuring that statutory duties are met within the agreed policy framework
  2. Acting as a ‘critical friend’ to the school by holding the Head Teacher to account for teaching, curriculum, behaviour, and safety; challenging and strengthening leadership; and contributing to self-evaluation and improvement

We would be delighted to hear from anybody that is interested in becoming a school governor, particularly those that:

  • have previous experience in a senior management role, in education or in a relevant sector/industry
  • have experience of SEND or social care – at any level
  • are interested in supporting the most challenging and vulnerable pupils in Norfolk
  • have the confidence to ask questions and provide support and challenge to the school
  • are willing to listen, be objective, and make informed decisions

You do not need to be a highly qualified professional, or to have any experience in education to become a governor. Full training can be provided but most of all we need governors who will be committed, wiling to learn and willing to ask questions!

Through the role we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of vulnerable young people
  • The chance to develop skills in strategic management and leadership
  • The chance to access training and build your knowledge in safeguarding, education, therapeutic care and mental health support

Governors will be required to visit and monitor the school regularly to apply scrutiny and to support the leadership team. Additional time may be required for mandatory training, planning, and to participate in Ofsted or other inspections. Ordinary meetings take place in the evenings and every effort is made to work around the existing commitments of governors.