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:

Latest News and Information:

COVID-19 Response Volunteers Research

COVID-19 Response Volunteers Research

The NHS have asked for help in evaluating volunteer responses to the COVID pandemic. This will also help the NHS and Voluntary Sector make improvements and plan for the future. We want to hear from people in York, North Yorkshire, East Riding, Hull, North and North...

Funding Alert: Sport England Return to Play Fund

Funding Alert: Sport England Return to Play Fund

Financial support for flood-damaged facilities Emergency flood relief funding is being made available from Sport England's Return to Play Fund to support community sports clubs and not-for-profit organisations to help restore flood-damaged facilities. Who can apply?...

A look back on Time to Talk Day 2021

A look back on Time to Talk Day 2021

Time to Talk Day took place on 4 February and what a packed day it was - radio interviews, a poetry book launch, a reading event, and trending on social media! Because we believe that every day is time to talk day, you can listen and view all the resources from the...

York International Women’s Week 2021 (6-14 March)

York International Women’s Week 2021 (6-14 March)

The programme of events for this year's York International Women’s Week 2021, which takes place from 6 - 14 March, is now available to download. The programme of talks, music, exhibitions, workshops, storytelling groups, and other events will explore this year’s theme...

Focus Group Series: Planning in a time of uncertainty

Focus Group Series: Planning in a time of uncertainty

Despite the current uncertainty we are all facing, here at York CVS we are pressing ahead with developing our Strategic Plan. We have been in York for over 80 years and have our sights set on 100! We are organising a series of Focus Groups to inform our future...

Help shape mental health services in York

Help shape mental health services in York

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, the main provider of mental health services in York, are currently developing their new strategy and they’d like your thoughts on the work they have agreed to focus on over the next five years. You can view the full...

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