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.

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News and Information:

Loneliness Awareness Week (14-18 June) – Let’s Talk Loneliness

Loneliness Awareness Week (14-18 June) – Let’s Talk Loneliness

This week is Loneliness Awareness Week (14 - 18 June), hosted by Marmalade Trust, it's a campaign dedicated to raising awareness of, and to get people talking about loneliness. Below you'll find resources to support the campaign and more information and resources...

Small Charity Week – Small Charity BIG Impact Day 18 June

Small Charity Week – Small Charity BIG Impact Day 18 June

As part of Small Charities Week, Friday 18 June is Small Charity Big Impact Day. The day will be led by the FSI and Social Value UK, and sponsored by PolicyBee. It's a day dedicated to raising awareness of the incredible impact that UK small charities have locally,...

Small Charity Week – Fundraising Day 17 June

Small Charity Week – Fundraising Day 17 June

As part of Small Charities Week which runs from 14 - 19 June, Thursday 17 June is Fundraising Day and the perfect opportunity for small charities to engage with current and new supporters to get fundraising. The FSI will be running two events, please see below. We...

Small Charity Week – Policy Day 16 June

Small Charity Week – Policy Day 16 June

As part of Small Charities Week, which runs from 14 - 19 June, Wednesday 16 June is Policy Day, hosted by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). 'Small charities are the centre of Civil Society. In the UK 97% of charities have an annual turnover of...

Small Charity Week – Big Advice Day 15 June

Small Charity Week – Big Advice Day 15 June

As part of Small Charities Week, Tuesday 15 June is Big Advice Day. Hosted by the FSI, there will be a series of tailored sessions led by sector experts across the day. Visit the Small Charities Week website for booking details. We are hosting a training session on...

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