Flying Futures is a Social Business that supports young people to ‘get on’ in Society.
Flying Futures is proud to be in the top 6% of fastest growing businesses in the whole of the UK, through Goldman Sachs 10,000 small business project. We are a non for profit Community Interest Company and supporters of the #iWill campaign. We manage and deliver a range of Social programmes across Yorkshire, the North East and Humberside to bring about effective change to communities. This is done primarily (though not exclusively) through the use of sports, mentoring, training and employment and citizenship programmes with Children and Young People aged between 5 and 25 years of age.
We have bases in Doncaster and Wetherby and have a staff team of 22 permanent staff and around 40 to 50 ambassadors and volunteers. In the peak of our delivery season Flying Futures recruits an additional 150 employees. Our staff have a wide range of skills and competencies, overseen by a board of directors. We are very much a Youth led organisation and Young People shape the work we do, in particular our ambassadors. Our website tells you more about who we are, what we do, our approach and how you can find out more about our programmes. Awarded runners-up and winners of the ‘Business of the Year for Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility by Doncaster Chamber of Commerce in 2013 and 2014, we are proud of what we achieve and how we do it.
Our Mission Statement:
“Committed to empowering young people and their communities to make a difference and improve lives”
“To develop and apply innovative approaches that enable young people and the communities they live in to make sustainable changes to improve their lives.”
- We are committed to empowering young people and their communities.
- We are committed to our people.
- We operate our business ethically.
- We provide value for money for our funders.
- We strive continually to improve
- We actively develop and nurture partnership working.
Our Organisation Promotes:
- Vocational training
- Citizenship & social cohesion
- Accredited learning programmes
- Work experience
- Volunteering opportunities
- Healthy lifestyles
Flying Futures is one of the founding members of EXECT Youth . Established in 2016, at the request of DMBC, EXPECT Youth consists of proactive group of Doncaster based youth focused organisations who are committed to ensuring Doncaster has high quality youth centred provision across the borough. The vision of EXPECT Youth is: A strong, diverse, sustainable offer for young people in Doncaster supported by new, non-profit venture acting as capacity building and innovation body for people and organisations who create positive activities and personal development opportunities.