York CVS is a social action organisation

We take steps to make positive change, challenge issues and grow new ideas which strengthen communities.

What We Do

A Thriving Sector

Need help with paying salaries?

Try our tailored service, already used by over 65 sector colleagues

Looking for accommodation, somewhere to meet?

We offer meeting space, a conference hall, office premises in the centre of York

Making volunteering modern

There’s a new city wide strategy coming; watch out for People Helping People

Help With Finding Funding

Check both local and national funding opportunities with our free funding finder

Speaking Up!

Want to make a point?

Our forums pick up ideas, concerns, challenges to pass on to commissioners and decision makers.

Had a good idea about health or social care?

Talk to Healthwatch York, they work to put local people at the heart of health and social care services.

Encouraging Resilience, Supporting Communities

Ready for Anything!

Trained volunteers ready for any emergency

Want to be dementia friendly?

We’re working to make this happen in York CVS

More confidence, less loneliness ..

Ways to Wellbeing, York’s very own version of social prescribing


Training Sessions & Events

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Growing Green Spaces in York

  I’m about three chapters into a new book.  It’s called Happy City; it’s enthralling.  So far  I have been really drawn to the ideas of the Mayor of Happy – remarkably working in Bogota, in Columbia, South America.  His approach is simple. "What are our needs...

Introducing Jennie Pollitt…The Priory Street Centre Team

My role at the Priory Street Centre is customer service assistant. I set up any of our six conference rooms for events and meetings and configure the rooms in specific ways if that’s what customers have asked for. I also make sure that any IT equipment that’s been...

My recent visit to The Kings Fund

Jasmine Howard Ways to Wellbeing Coordinator Social prescribing: from rhetoric to reality I’m Jasmine Howard, Ways To Wellbeing Coordinator at York CVS. Recently, I was lucky enough to attend the above conference at the renowned Kings Fund.  Social prescribing is a...

Are you looking for affordable room hire in central York?

  • 6 rooms from 10-200 people
  • Ideal for conferences, meetings and training events
  • Quality catering
  • Fully accessible
  • Equipment available

These organisations are proud to be part of York CVS

Priory Street CentrePriory Street NurseryYork Dementia Action AllianceHealthwatch York