Team Futureworks complete their first renovation with help from BEF

Social Enterprise Futureworks NY have completed works on their first community house project.

Scarborough-based Futureworks NY was established six years ago with the vision of working within the community to offer free mentoring and support services to young people and unemployed adults. Services include educational qualifications, practical skills such as plumbing, confidence training and volunteering.

Thanks to investment from BEF, they have renovated their first house and are now ready for project number two. You can view the transformation in the video above.

Sarah Thornton, director at the social enterprise said: "The renovation project has created opportunities for our learners to get involved in 'real' hands-on experiences. Volunteers from the local community have shared their skills and come together to create a fantastic experience for all those involved. We have had generous donations from B+Q, Crown decorators, Jewson's and our local Boyes store."

"The support from Andy and his colleagues at BEF has enabled us to bring this project to life. From our cohort of learners we have taken on an apprentice called Andy Brown who has become a valuable member of our team. 75% of our last cohort have gone onto further training and the feedback we have received is that they have all grown in confidence and social skills which is great news" 

If you are a social enterprise and are looking for investment in a community project, please get in touch with one of our investment team on 0800 080 3145.  


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