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:

York Refugee Week 14-20 June 2021 – We cannot walk alone

York Refugee Week 14-20 June 2021 – We cannot walk alone

This week is Refugee Week, and Refugee Action York, a small charity in York challenging myths and misconceptions about refugees and asylum seekers, and raising awareness of the contribution refugees and asylum seekers make to our society, has organised York Refugee...

Guest Blog: Blood Pressure Monitoring @home

Guest Blog: Blood Pressure Monitoring @home

The Blood Pressure Monitoring @home project is a collaboration between York CVS, Good Gym York and Haxby Medical Group. This new pilot which has just launched aims to enable around 200 patients, with a diagnosis of high blood pressure, to have access to the equipment...

Carers Week (7-13 June) – Making Carers Visible and Valued

Carers Week (7-13 June) – Making Carers Visible and Valued

This week (7-13 June) is national Carers Week and York Carers Centre will mark the awareness week by focusing on 'Making Carers Visible and Valued'. As well as their usual free support for carers, York Carers Centre has lots of activities planned for the week...

Volunteers’ Week 2021 (1-7 June) – A time to say thanks

Volunteers’ Week 2021 (1-7 June) – A time to say thanks

Last Friday we welcomed Shadow Minister for the Voluntary Sector and Charities, Rachael Maskell MP, to meet with the York Volunteers Team and a small group of local charities and projects and their volunteers in the courtyard at the Priory Street Centre.     It was a...

Volunteers’ Week 2021 (1-7 June) – Volunteer Voices

Volunteers’ Week 2021 (1-7 June) – Volunteer Voices

As part of our Volunteers' Week celebrations we're shining the spotlight on 'Volunteer Voices'! Everyone has their own unique reason for volunteering, they may want to give back to their local community, share their knowledge and skills, have fun and experience new...

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