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:

Become an Energy Ambassador for your community group

Become an Energy Ambassador for your community group

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Ask the Experts about Internet Safety – 9 February

Ask the Experts about Internet Safety – 9 February

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Healthwatch York Welcomes New Chair

Healthwatch York Welcomes New Chair

Healthwatch York is excited to announce changes to their Steering Group membership, including welcoming their new Chair, Janet Wright. Janet replaces John Clark, who has been Chair since 2013. She is looking forward to getting to know all the Healthwatch York...

Lord Mayor of York’s Fund open for applications

Lord Mayor of York’s Fund open for applications

The Lord Mayor of York’s fund has been established by Cllr Janet Looker during her year in office to support local charitable and community activity. The fund will receive donations and distribute these in the form of grants to voluntary and community groups,...

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...

NY Sport want to hear from community sports clubs in York

NY Sport want to hear from community sports clubs in York

North Yorkshire Sport are inviting the views of community sports clubs and organisations who deliver sport and physical activity to complete their annual Sporting Context Survey. They understand that it’s been a really hard year and the results from this survey will...

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