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:

Mental Health Awareness Week 10-16 May – Nature and Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Week 10-16 May – Nature and Mental Health

The theme of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May), hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is Nature and Mental Health! Time to Change York Champions Maddy, Emma, and Rhys have written this blog to share their thoughts on “The Power of Nature”... Many...

NHS Charities Together Community Partnership Grants now open

NHS Charities Together Community Partnership Grants now open

  NHS Charities Together NHS Charities Together are pleased to announce the funding made available to Integrated Care Systems. For this area that is Humber Coast And Vale and stretches along the east coast of England from Scarborough to Cleethorpes, and along...

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