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 Big Lottery 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…


The next series of Local Linking events are now arranged.  As last time we will be holding a linking event in each district for partners and any external organisations that would be interested in attending.  The aim of the events is to promote the project and build our networks within and outside the partnership.  Please click on the area name to be taken to the online booking portal.
York – Tuesday 6th February – 14:00-16:00 – Priory Street Centre, York
Harrogate – Friday 2nd February – 10:00-12:00 – Chain Lane Community Hub, Knaresborough
Craven – Monday 12th February – 14:00-16:00 – Coniston Hotel, Skipton
Selby – Thursday 15th February – 10:00-12:00 – Riccall Regen Centre, Riccall
Hambleton – Friday 9th February – 10:00-12:00 – The Clock, Thirsk
Richmondshire – Thursday 8th February – 14:00-16:00 – Middleton Lodge, Middleton Tyas
East Riding – Friday 16th February –  13:00-15:00 – Beverley Minster Parish Hall, Beverley
Ryedale – Wednesday 7th February – 10:00-12:00 – Pickering Memorial Hall, Pickering
Scarborough – Tuesday 13th February – 10:00-12:00 -The Street, Scarborough


If you would like to download an information sheet in pdf format about the events please click here…




If you are interested in referring a person to the Action Towards Inclusion then please contact Lorna Watson on 01423 795303




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



Friends of St Nick’s Fields are one of the delivery partners for Action Towards Inclusion.  They offer a range of projects and activities to help people facing barriers and challenges to improve their practical skills, social skills and mental well being.  Inspired Youth recently produced a video highlighting their work and you can see it here…