Training and Events

Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, we are running a series of free training courses for York’s voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, alongside our regular voluntary sector forums.

Voluntary Sector Forums

Our voluntary sector forums are open events that focus on discussing topic-specific issues that impact people living in York. We bring the sector together to work in partnership to share best practice and sector developments, tackle inequalities, and to positively influence strategic decision making.


Latest Training and Events:

Cashflow and Contingency Planning Training - 14 October

14 October, 09:30 – 11:00, Online

This training session will explain what a cashflow is and how to produce one using the following terms: Inflow -money received e.g. sales, grants, loans, Outflows – money paid out e.g. purchases, rent & rates, salaries and Net Cashflow – difference between the two (positive or negative). A cashflow is often required for funding bids and this training will enable you to feel secure with your answer to these requests.

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Re-opening Buildings after Lockdown - 22 October

22 October, 10:00 – 11:00, Online

This workshop will provide information and guidance to enable you to reopen your venue following a period of closure due to COVID:19. During the training we will discuss how to plan, relaunch and manage services. We also hope that attendees will benefit from sharing their personal experiences, ideas and challenges. 

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Anti-Racist Training - 19 November

19 November, 10:00 – 11:00, Online

This workshop is aimed to provide the skills and confidence to challenge racism from an individual perspective, in work and in other areas of your life. It includes activities to challenge your unconscious bias, has case studies and also raises awareness of the relevant legislation – to address racism both in relation to discrimination and hate crime.

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Join us…

Becoming a member of York CVS will give you access to regular updates about our training, events and funding opportunities, and thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, you can now also access free room hire and hot desk facilities at the Priory Street Centre. Membership is free, click on the button below to complete the online application form.