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.

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

VCSE Training: Putting human rights into practice

VCSE Training: Putting human rights into practice

4 July, 12.15pm - 2.45pm, Priory Street Centre

York VCSE Assembly - Social Prescribing in York

York VCSE Assembly - Social Prescribing in York

6 July, 10am - 12noon, Priory Street Centre

Ways to Wellbeing Small Grants Fund Webinar

Ways to Wellbeing Small Grants Fund Webinar

12 July, 12 - 1pm, online

News and Information

Ways to Wellbeing Small Grants Fund is now open!

Ways to Wellbeing Small Grants Fund is now open!

The Ways to Wellbeing (W2W) Social Prescribing Small Grants Fund is now open to applications, with over £50,000 of funding to be allocated to projects in York that: Strengthen local communities Build connectivity between people Reduce health inequality.   Who can...

TODAY (24 June) Building York’s Entrepreneurial Culture

TODAY (24 June) Building York’s Entrepreneurial Culture

Panel Discussion 1.30pm at Tempest Anderson Hall in central York. York Festival of Ideas is hosting a series of three free panel discussions today that will explore the opportunities and challenges of levelling up and how entrepreneurship, business start-ups and...

Championing and Supporting Small Charities in York

Championing and Supporting Small Charities in York

This week is Small Charity Week (20 - 24 June) which provides an opportunity to connect, celebrate and showcase the amazing work and the contribution small chairites make across the UK. Here at York CVS, we are dedicated to supporting and championing York’s voluntary,...

Complete this year’s Third Sector Trends Survey

Complete this year’s Third Sector Trends Survey

We need your support to ensure York's VCSE sector are represented in this year’s Third Sector Trends Survey. The survey, which is coordinated by Durham University is the longest running study of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in the UK...

Online programme of seminars for Safeguarding Week 2022 

Online programme of seminars for Safeguarding Week 2022 

Safeguarding week takes place from 20 – 24 June, and safeguarding partners from across North Yorkshire and East Riding have come together to create a full programme of seminars.  Developed for both professional and public audiences, the online programme of seminars...

York Refugee Week 2022 – view the full programme of events

York Refugee Week 2022 – view the full programme of events

Refugee Week takes place from 20 – 26 June, starting with World Refugee Day on Monday 20 June. Refugee Action York (RAY) organise York Refugee Week as part of a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking...

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