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:

VCSE Sector’s input sought for new Local Transport Plan for York

VCSE Sector’s input sought for new Local Transport Plan for York

York Civic Trust would like to invite voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations to join them for an online meeting to discuss the York Transport Plan in more detail. Please get in touch with York Civic Trust below, or by emailing...

Celebrating International Social Prescribing Day!

Celebrating International Social Prescribing Day!

Today (18 March) is International Social Prescribing Day! A day dedicated to highlighting and celebrating how social prescribing keeps communities connected, healthy and engaged. Today (and everyday) we're highlighting and celebrating the work of our amazing Social...

Consultation on Local Government Reorganisation

Consultation on Local Government Reorganisation

The Government have recently begun a consultation on local government reorganisation in North Yorkshire. The consultation began on 22 February 2021 and runs until 19 April 2021. This consultation follows the requirement announced by the Secretary of State for Local...

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