We support and champion York’s voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to make positive change, challenge issues and grow new ideas to strengthen communities.

Please note: If you are unable to get in touch with us using our office number (01904 621133) please email: bookings@yorkcvs.org.uk to contact the Priory Street Centre or enquiries@yorkcvs.org.uk for any other enquiries.

How can we support your organisation?

As an independent charity we work directly with, and for, charities, community groups and social enterprises here in York. A lot of our work is behind the scenes; providing support with the day-to-day running of VCSE organisations, including:

  • Supporting new and existing VCSE groups and organisations with our training programme, guidance about legal structures, governance issues, policies and procedures and identifying potential funding sources and developing funding bids;
  • Bringing organisations together to discuss and challenge local issues through our events and voluntary sector forums;
  • Representing the sector at strategic board level to ensure the sector’s voice is heard;
  • Championing the sector by promoting what you do best – making a difference for individuals and their communities.

Training and Events:

News and Information:

Your views needed to understand diversity and engagement in the region

Your views needed to understand diversity and engagement in the region

Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership's VCSE Leadership Group and the Two Ridings Community Foundation wish to invite charities and community projects working with ethnically diverse communities in the York, North Yorkshire and Humber area to participate...

The Deciding Together Local Fund has now been launched!

The Deciding Together Local Fund has now been launched!

The Deciding Together Fund is now open! This unique participatory funding process puts people in York in control of £240,000. It asks them to 'decide together' on grants which are designed to help the city better respond to people facing multiple complex needs.   The...

Applications now open for new Social and Cultural Wellbeing Grants

Applications now open for new Social and Cultural Wellbeing Grants

York-based charities, social enterprises, voluntary and community groups are being urged to apply for a new cultural and social prescribing grant scheme - with an overall fund of £50,000 available. In a collaboration between York CVS, Make It York and City of York...

Community BSL initiative for charities and volunteers in Yorkshire

Community BSL initiative for charities and volunteers in Yorkshire

A new initiative to encourage more members of the public to take up sign language as an extra language and skill, is now available locally. The Signs4Life scheme is to help people to communicate and engage with children and adults who may be hard of hearing.  ...

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