Our journey

Future Projects was founded in 2000 by two volunteers who had become increasingly frustrated at the social exclusion, poverty, and lack of support available in their local community. They recognised that the issues people faced on their local housing estate in Norwich – one of the most deprived in the U.K. – could not be resolved by simply addressing one problem at a time in isolation. So they set about working with the local community to understand their needs and ambitions, developing projects in youth work, education, media and advice along the way.

At the heart of our founders’ work was the desire to build on the strengths and assets which already exist in communities and whilst many things have changed since 2000, our approach has not. We now deliver their mission via three core strands; Future Education, Future Radio, and Future Support and deliver this work in numerous communities across Norfolk. You can find out more about this work by clicking on the department links on this website’s front page.