Roadmap out of Lockdown

The Government has published detailed guidance regarding the ‘Roadmap out of lockdown’, including the dates of each step and what that involves. We have included direct links to the information below, but more information is available on the GOV.UK website.

Support for your VCSE organisation

Get in touch

We are continuing to provide training, workshops and information on issues raised by you, and we are continuing to provide practical one-to-one support to organisations, so please continue to contact our Funding and Development Officer, Jane Granville via: if you need support – we’re here to help!

If you are visiting the Priory Street Centre, please read our COVID-19 Guidance for CVS Visitors document.

Funding information

We have collated a list of funders who are providing COVID-19 related funding. Visit our Funding Information webpage to view the list of funders.


COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

Please visit the NHS website for all the latest information and guidance about the COVID-19 vaccinations:


The NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has published the following information on the vaccination programme in York:


Please share the COVID-19 Vaccination Fraud Guide with your members.


Volunteering during COVID-19

The Government has published the following guidance for volunteering during the pandemic:

Contact York Volunteers

If you need support finding volunteers to support the delivery of your services, please contact our Volunteer Centre Team on: You can also register your volunteering opportunities online.

What we've been doing...

To support York’s voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector during the lockdown periods, we collated a Food Support document and a COVID-19 VCSE Response Directory to provide an overview of the services that were operating in York during the lockdown periods.

Please note: These documents are not active and were correct at the time of publication.  


Single Point of Access Hub

In collaboration with Nimbuscare Ltd, we managed the Single Point of Access (SPA) Hub to provide vital support for patients isolating due to COVID-19 symptoms. Set up during the first wave of the pandemic in March 2020, the SPA Hub’s fantastic team of volunteers, including GoodGym York volunteers, worked alongside Nimbuscare and York CVS’s admin staff to ensure individuals had access to food and medication. You can read more about the SPA Hub in our news article.


Monitoring the needs of York’s VCSE sector

York CVS, alongside other voluntary sector partners across Yorkshire and Humberside, first issued a survey in April to find out about the immediate impact of the pandemic on the local VCSE sector. A follow-up survey was issued in October 2021 to continue to monitor the impacts of the pandemic on the sector. York CVS reviewed the data for the city and published the COVID-19 VCSE Sector Resilience Follow-up Report.,

As part of the report we issued a list of recommendations for partner organisations and outlined the actions we will be taking as an organisation to support the sector. We continued to monitor the needs of the sector by asking our members to answer 6 questions at regular intervals about how their organisation was doing; what resources they needed, what was working well (and not so well), and what their concerns were going forward. From this information we produced a regular ‘Real time monitoring report’, which are available on our Real Time Monitoring webpage.

What we did during 2020

Our COVID-19: What we did report provides a snapshot of the work we carried out, and what we heard, during March to June 2020, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We were Highly Commended at the NAVCA Heart of the Community Awards for our work during 2020. Here’s a video highlight of the activities we were involved in: