Action Towards Inclusion



We are very pleased to announce the Your Consortium has been successful in securing over £7m of new funding has been secured for the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP area to allow a new partnership of 61 organisations to ‘connect’ with community members who are furthest away from work and training.
The three year project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund.
This project is one of the largest funding streams secured for a voluntary and community sector partnership in the area.  It represents an exciting opportunity for local charities and voluntary organisations within the partnership to demonstrate their effectiveness in supporting those most distant from work, training and volunteering – offering flexible support to help adults overcome physical, psychological, financial and skills-related barriers and progress towards employment, training, education and job-search, whilst at the same time helping to combat a range of social issues including poverty and social exclusion.
The work on the ground is undertaken by key workers and specialist intervention partners through a range of organisations in the voluntary and community sector.
For a project information sheet in pdf format please click here…


Welcome to a new decade…
Action Towards Inclusion continues to provide support for people looking to gain employment and training across York, North Yorkshire and the East Riding.
We want to ensure that the programme continues to be vibrant and relevant, so we are running a new round of participant engagement sessions called My Name, My Change, My Challenge.
If you are a current participant on the programme or have recently moved on then we’d really like you to come along, take part in the discussions and share your thoughts.  This will help to improve the programme for current and future participants.
We would also like to invite representatives from the partnership – keyworkers, intervention partners and others  – to come along and take part in the discussions.
We have a guest speaker – Jon Moses – who has a great story to share himself, but we want to make sure the events focus on participant voices – your voice.
So please come along to one of the sessions, we’d love to see you there.
Follow the link to book on your nearest event….
Scarborough Event
The Street, 24th February 2020
Book here…
Knaresborough and Harrogate Event
Chain Lane Community Hub.  25th Febrary 2020
Book here…
Thirsk Area Event
Rural Arts. 26th February 2020
Book here…
East Riding Event
The Lazaat Hotel, Cottingham.  27th February 2020
Book here…
York Area Event
York CVS.  28th February 2020
Book here…


I Fell Like Myself Again.  Before I was a Shadow…
Kyra Women’s Project is based in York and provides specialist keyworker and intervention support for women.  We recently met Laura, Debbie and Aurelie who have taken part and really benefited from ATI and we spoke to Yvonne who is one of the staff members delivering the programme.
You can see their case study video here…
If you are interested in referring a person to the Action Towards Inclusion or would like to self refer then please contact the ATI team on 01423 795300.  Before getting in touch please download our introduction guide in pdf format here to check that you are eligible to take part.


The Big Thinking Board
The Big Thinking Board is a participant engagement panel dedicated to ensuring inclusion and participant experience stays at the heart of the Action Towards Inclusion.  For more information about the board please visit