About us

York CVS is a social action organisation. So we take steps to make positive change, challenge issues and grow new ideas for the future which strengthen communities.

Since 1939, York CVS has supported thousands of local charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises to do just this. We help them focus on what they do best – making a difference for individuals and their communities.

We’re changing

York CVS is planning for the future. We are keen to develop strategic and operational collaborations across the city, with colleagues from all sectors.

We have a simple framework for our work:

  • Support the sector to survive and thrive
  • Represent the sector and provide a voice
  • Sustain our organisational strength
  • Deliver services with a social impact

Our Values

Empowerment: we believe that people are best placed to positively influence the decisions which affect their own lives and the communities in which they live.

Learning: we believe all people are capable of growing, learning and developing throughout their lives.

Working together: we believe that people working together have greater potential to achieve their goals.

Diversity: we believe that our society is enriched by diversity.

Sustainability: we believe in living well today without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same.

Interdependence: we believe in the interdependence of voluntary and community organisations.