Donate to us

The quickest and easiest way to support our work is to donate directly to us. You can donate in a number of ways and you can choose to make a one-off payment or to set up recurring payments if you wish.

You can donate in the following ways:

  • You can send a cheque to our head office: Future Projects, 65/67 Knowland Grove, Norwich, NR5 8EG
  • Alternatively you can make a cash donation, or bring donations you have raised to our head office. (Please be mindful of the risks of carrying large amounts of cash)
  • You can donate by contactless or card payment at our Office at the Open Youth Venue, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich, NR2 4SF.

You may want to consider donating to us in the name of friends or family instead of buying them a gift for Christmas or birthdays, or you may request that they donate on your behalf.

We value each and every contribution large and small as they help us continue to deliver our services for those people and communities most in need.

Fundraise for us

If you want to do something for charity, why not fundraise for Future Projects and ensure that the money you raise goes straight back into supporting your local community? Funding is always a challenge for charities so any additional funds you can generate on our behalf will make a real difference to our work.

You can choose which part of our work you would like to the funds you raise to go to, for example; if you have a particular affinity with Special Educational Needs, you can fundraise for our school and be reassured those funds will go towards supporting children with complex needs.

We always aim to support and celebrate people who fundraise on our behalf, and we want to make the process as easy as possible so if you have an fundraising idea, event, or activity get in touch with our Marketing & Fundraising Officer – Eddie Daniels: e.daniels@futureradio.co.uk or 07580 357 295

If you need some inspiration, here are a few ways you can fundraise for us:

  • Sponsored activity: You could run the London Marathon – or the Norwich 10k, or do a sponsored walk with friends. You may want to cycle from lands’ end to John O’Groats? Or, if you feel like doing something out of your comfort zone why not do something whacky like shave your head, wax your legs, or sit in a bath of custard?!
  • Event or activity: Why not host a coffee morning in aid of Future Projects, or hold a garage sale and donate the proceeds to us? You may want to have a bake sale, host a club night with Future Radio, host a golf day, fundraise at your works Christmas party, or put on a pub quiz!

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.