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;
  • Championing the sector by promoting what they do best – making a difference for individuals and their communities.

Latest News and Information:

Migrant Voices – Listening Lunch 3 December

Migrant Voices – Listening Lunch 3 December

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020 Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Book your ticket online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/migrant-voices-listening-lunch-tickets-126953817285 This Listening Lunch is for Migrants in York, of any age, to come together and have a chat, or to listen...

Free Benefits Talks from the Welfare Benefits Unit

Free Benefits Talks from the Welfare Benefits Unit

Want to talk about Benefits? With thanks to funding from Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Welfare Benefits Unit are offering organisations in York the opportunity for free talks to service users and their carers about benefits. The Welfare Benefits Unit can provide...

York Disability Week – Book your tickets!

York Disability Week – Book your tickets!

York Disability Week is a week-long programme of exciting events in York, from 28 November to 5 December, around the United Nations International Day of People with Disabilities on 3 December.  There’s something of interest for both adults and families – disabled and...

Meet our new Volunteer Centre Team

Meet our new Volunteer Centre Team

We're really pleased to introduce you to our new Volunteer Centre Coordinators, Bev Frain and Drew Richardson. Bev and Drew are here to support the sector with: the recruitment of volunteers (by advertising your organisation's volunteering opportunities); supporting...

Jessie’s Fund on BBC TV with Maxine Peake

Jessie’s Fund on BBC TV with Maxine Peake

Jessie’s Fund can be seen on TV, in a BBC Lifeline Appeal which was broadcast in late October 2020. This is a great chance for you to see some of the amazing children and young people the charity works with. The ten minute programme was presented by the charity's...

More information about the NHS Volunteer Responders Service

More information about the NHS Volunteer Responders Service

On Thursday 5 November we welcomed Ben Long, Business Development Lead from Royal Voluntary Service to provide further information to the sector about the NHS Volunteer Responders service. The national volunteer scheme was set up by the NHS in England in March to help...

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